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Bonheur's “ Horse Fair," 140; the vine
disease, 141 ; a thief stolen, 158 ;
Alice Grey, the impostor, 163 ; trophies
of Sebastopol, 167; fate of an ab-
sconder, murders in Van Diemen's Land,
167 ; the Emperor of Russia's visit to
the Crimea, 173; great fog in London,
175; launch of the Shannon, 50 guns,
177; visit of the King of Sardinia to
Her Majesty, 179; earthquake in Japan,

wreck of a Russian frigate, 195.
MortalITY Summary of the Weekly

Tables of, in the Metropolis in 1855,



his statement of his reasons, viz. the
impossibility of denying that the con-
dition of the army is horrible and heart-
rending, [3]; discussion in the Lords,
[5]; statement of Earl of Aberdeen,
(5); Mr. Roebuck's motion for a Select
Committee, [6]; Sir G. Grey's defence
of Government; speeches of Mr. Wal-
pole and Mr. V. Smith, [8]; Mr. Staf-
ford's moving statement of his personal
experience, [8]; Mr. B. Osborne's sweep-
ing attack on the army departments,
(11]; Mr. Henley and Sir F. Baring,
112]; Sir B. Lytton's speech, [13];
Mr. Gladstone's defence of the Ministry,
[15] ; Mr. Disraeli supports the motion,
(16]; Lord J. Russell, [18]; Lord Pal-
merston, [19]; motion carried against
Ministers by 157. Lord Aberdeen's
Cabinet (the Coalition Ministry) resign
--Lord Aberdeen's explanation, [20];
the Duke of Newcastle's defence of his
administration of the War Department,
[21]; Earl of Derby's speech, [24];
further explanations of Lord J. Russell,
[25]; he states that he had received
Her Majesty's commands to form a Mi-
nistry, but had failed, [27]; Mr. Glad-
stone's remarks [28]. A Ministry
formed by Lord Palmerston, [297; Earl
of Derby's statement; he had attempted
to form a Ministry, but had found it
impracticable, [29]; explanations of
Marquis of Lansdowne, Earl of Malmes-
bury, Lord Panmure, [34]; Lord Pal.
merston's statement of the basis of his
Administration, [35]; Mr. Disraeli's
explanation, [36]; Mr. Roebuck perse.
veres in bis Motion, [37]; arrangements
for recruiting the army, the Limited
Service Bill, [39]; Mr. Layard's Mo-
tion on the State of the Nation--his
speech, [40]; speeches of Gen. Peel and
Lord Pal ston, [41]; sudden disrup-
tion of the Ministry-resignation of Mr.
Gladstone, Sir J. Graham, and Mr. S.
Herbert, (44); explanations of the re-
tiring Ministers—by, Sir J. Graham it is
chiefly attributed to the danger of pro-
ceeding with the Sebastopol Committee,
(44); debate on proceeding to nominate
Committee--Mr. Bright, [47] ; Mr. S.
Herbert, Mr. Gaskell, Mr. Drummond,
Lord Seymour, [48]; Mr. Laing, Sir J.
Pakington, [49] ; Mr. Wortley, Mr.
Walpole ; Mr. Gladstone's statement,
[50]; Lord Palmerston's statement,
[52); Committee formed. Lord Palmer-
ston reconstructs his Ministry, including
Lord John Russell, (63); intelligence of



and attempted suicide in Foley Place,
4; murder at Rochester, 17; attempted
murder in Walworth of Mr. Leah, 33;
murder of Isaac Turner at Lamplugh,
34; wife-murder at Halstead, 51 ; mur-
der of Ann Collins at Lydiard Tregoz,
53; murder and suicide near Nantwich,
Mr. and Mrs. Sproston, 73; child-
murder and suicide in Old Pancras Road,
81; murders by insane persons; mur-
der of Mrs. Smith by her husband at
Rochester; and of Thomas Turton by
his wife at Bromley, 110; terrible
murders on board the brig Her Majesty
in the Greek waters, 110; murder of
Mary Ann Mason at Dudley, 113; of
John Davies in Brecon, 117; murder
of a boy by his companion at Liver-
pool, 138; in Ireland, of Smyth, 142;
mysterious murder of a child near
Bristol, 149 ; of Miss Hinds, in Cavan,
154 ; of Naomi Kingswell by Abraham
Baker at Southampton, 154 ; matricide
at Knightsbridge, 159 ; murders in
Van Diemen's Land, 168 ; at Burnop-
field of Mr. Robert Stirling, 168 ; in
Ireland, of Mr. Ramsbottom in the
King's County; of Murray, in Armagh ;
of Grant, at Silverbridge ; of McCol-
lum, in Tyrone ; of McHale, in Castle-
bar, 172; of Martha Jones at Rochdale,
182; terrible murders at Rugeley by
William Palmer, 186; the Cudham
murders, 198; murder in the Minories,
of Mrs. Corrigan by her husband, 204 ;
the Burdon slow poisoning case, alleged
murder of Mrs. Wooler by her husband,

PARLIAMENT--The Parliament re-assembles

on the 23rd of January-Condition of
the Crimean army-Notices of motion
by Earl of Ellenborough, Mr. Roebuck,
and Lord Lyndhurst, [2]; sudden re-
signation of Lord John Russell, [2];

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the illness and death of the Emperor of
Russia, [54]; discussion whether the
Committee shall be open or secret, [55].

Discussions in Parliament respecting
the War-The charge at Balaklava-
eulogy of Earl of Ellenborough, 6]:
the Treaty of Dec. 2; acceptance of
“ the Four Points" by Russia, [57];
Earl Grey's Resolutions respecting the
War department, [57]; reply of the
Duke of Newcastle, (59); discussion on
the state of the army, Earl of Ellen-
borough's comments, [61]; Lord Pan-
mure's reply, [62]; discussion in Com-
mons, [63] ; motion of Lord Goderich
on promotion in the army, [64]; reply
of Mr. F. Peel, [65] ; Lord Seymour
and Sir De L. Evans, (66); Mr. S.
Herbert, Lord Palmerston, [67]; motion
negatived. Operations in the Baltic,
speech of Mr. Malins in defence of Sir
C. Napier, [68]; reply of Sir J. Gra-
ham, (69); after long and angry discus-
sion, motion withdrawn, [72]; discus-
sion respecting the Black Sea fleet, [72];
sanitary condition of the army, the hos-
pitals (73].

The Negotiations at Vienna-Lord
Lyndhurst reviews the whole subject;
his remarkable speech, (74); reply of
Earl of Clarendon, [80]; the Treaty
with Sardinia, [82]; failure of the ne-
gotiations at Vienna, announced by Lord
Palmerston, [82]; discussion thereon in
the Lords, [83]; in the House of Com-
mons, Lord J. Russell states the pro-
ceedings at Vienna, [84]; similar ex-
planation in the Lords by Earl of Cla-
rendon, (85); the Conferences and the
position of Anstria brought before the
Lords by Lord Lyndhurst, [87]; reply
of Earl of Clarendon, [90]; speech of
Earl of Ellenborough, [93]; Earl of
Ellenborough's motion respecting the
conduct of the war, [94]; Lord Pan-
mure's defence, [97]; Earl of Hard-
wicke criticises the naval conduct of the
war, (97); defence of the Government
by Earl Granville, [98]; speech of Earl
of Derby, (99); of Marquis of Lans-
downe, [101]; resolutions negatived.
Subject again introduced by Earl Grey,
[101]; reply of Earl of Clarendon,
(102); speeches of Earl of Malmesbury
and Duke of Argyll, [103]; of Duke
of Newcastle, and Earl of Derby, [104];
motion negatived.

Notices of motion by Mr. M. Gibson
and Mr. Layard withdrawn after debate,
[106]; Mr. Disraeli's motion deprecat-


ing the "ambiguous language and un-
certain conduct" of Ministers, [108]; the
important debate thereon ; his speech,
[109]; amendment moved by Sir Francis
Baring, [112]; speeches of Sir W.
Heathcote, Mr. K. Seymer, Mr. Wilkin.
son, [112] ; Marquis of Granby, Mr. R.
Phillimore, Mr. Gladstone, [113]; of
Lord John Russell, [114]; debate ad-
journed and resumed by Mr. Whiteside,
(115); Mr. Lowe, Nr. Cayley, Mr. R.
Palmer, [116]; Lord Stanley, [117];
Mr. Layard, Lord Palmerston, (118);
Mr. Disraeli's reply ; resolutions nega-
tived, [120]; Sir F. Baring's amend-
ment, debate of four nights; speeches of
Mr. M. Gibson, [120]; Sir W. Moles-
worth, [121]; Sir E. B. Lytton, [124];
Mr. Cobden, [126]; Sir J. Graham,
[128]; Mr. Roebuck, [130]; Mr. S.
Herbert, [131]; Mr. Bright, [132];
the Attorney-General, (134); Mr. Wal-
pole, Mr. Disraeli, (135); Lord Palmer-
ston's animated appeal, [136]; motion

Trade with Russia, the blockade;
motion of Mr. Collier, [138]; reply of
Mr. Cardwell, (140); debate on same
subject in Lords, [141). The Hango
massacre ; statement of Sir C. Wood,
[142]; discussions in the Lords, [142];
Administrative Reform agitation ; Mr.
Layard's resolutions, Mr. Gladstone's
views, [144]; Sir E. B. Lytton's amend-
ment, [145]; Sir G. C. Lewis, Lord
Goderich, Mr. Peel, (146); Mr. Drum-
mond, [147]; Mr. Disraeli explains the
intentions of Earl of Derby's Ministry,
[148]; Lord Palmerston's reply, [149];
resolutions negatived, (150); subject re-
newed by Mr. V. Scully, (150); Mr.
Gladstone advocates public competition,
on competitive examination, [151]; mo-
tion negatived.

Negotiations at Vienna-Singular re-
velations respecting Lord J. Russell's
conduct; his explanations, [152]; se-
verely condemned by Mr. Cobden-con-
tinued debate, [153] ; notice of vote of
censure by Sir E. B. Lytton, [154);
Lord J. Russell resigns; his explana-
tions, [155] ; debate ; Sir E. B. Lytton,
[157]; Mr. Bouverie, Lord Palmerston,
(158); Mr. Disraeli, [159]; Sir G.
Grey, Mr. Gladstone, (160).

Conduct of the War - Report of the
Crimean Committee; Mr. Roebuck's
resolution, [161]; important debate ;
speeches of Lord J. Russell, (164); Mr.
Bright, [165]; of Mr. Sidney Herbert,


Railway Accidents—continued.
[166]; Sir G. Grey, Lord Palmerston, killed ; on the Lyons Railway, 16 per.
(167); Mr. Disraeli, [168]; motion ne- sons killed, 151 ; numerous accidents in
gatived. Further debate raised by Mr. October, 152; suicide on the South
Laing, Mr. Gladstone's speech, [169]; Devon line, 152; dreadful accident on
Lord J. Russell reviews the prospects of the St. Louis Railway, United States,
the war and condition of the country, 22 persons killed, 170; collision on the
(170); replied to by Lord Palmerston, Great Western line, 178; on the North
(171]; subject renewed by Sir De L. Kent line, 182; return of the number
Evans, [172].

of persons killed or injured by railway
Financial Affairs --Estimates for the accidents in the year 1855, 206.
Navy, Army, "Ordnance, and Commis- Riots-Bread riots in London and Liver-
sariat, [174]; the Budget, [176]; de. pool in February, 32; Sunday Riots in
bate on the loan, [179]; debate on the Hyde Park, 106; bread riots in Hyde
additional sugar duties and income tax, Park, 157.
[180]; debate on the Sardinian loan, Robberies — Great bank robbery at Billa-
1181); Turkish loan of 5,000,0001., rat, 44; great robbery of gold during
with joint guarantee of England and transmission to Paris, 86; extensive
France, [182]; unexpected and formida- robbery of jewellery in Cheapside, 105;
ble opposition; narrow majority for Go- robbery by a Dutchman at Amsterdam,
vernment, [184]. The Indian Budget, suicide of the thief at Liverpool, 112;
(184); Mr. Bright alleges the use of a thief stolen, 158 ; daring robbery of a
torture by the Indian Government for jeweller's shop at Portsmouth, 198.
collecting the revenue, [185]; debate RUSSIA-Sudden illness and death of the
thereon, (186); Parliament prorogued Emperor Nicholas; he is succeeded by
by Commission, on the 14th of August; bis eldest son, Alexander II. ; the young
speech of the Lords' Commissioners, Emperor's Manifesto, [199]; rumoured

insurrections in the interior of the Rus-

sian empire, [201]. See Wak WITH
POETRY, 494.

PROMOTIONS—Civil Service Appointments,

Promotions, &c., 334; Army Promo- SARDINIA-Treaty of Alliance with Sar-
tions and Appointments, 341; Navy dinia for a contingent army and a loan,
Promotions and Appointments, 352; 391 ; debate in Parliament on the Sar-
Ecclesiastical Preferments and Appoint- dinian loan, [181]; despatch, gallant
ments, 356 ; Collegiate and Scholastic conduct of the Sardinians at the battle
Appointments, 358.

on the Tchernaya, 404; melancholy
Publio DOCUMENTS—Table of Statutes, events in the Royal Family, 13; the
18° & 19° Vict., 437.

King's visit to England, 179.

Sebastopol--for the events of the Siege,
QUEEN, THE — Her Majesty visits the see WAR WITH RUSSIA --- Telegraphic

Crimean wounded and invalids at the Despatches.
Chatham hospitals, 50; Her Majesty SHERIFFS for the year 1855, 210.
distributes war medals to the Crimean SHIPWRECKS AND DISASTERS AT SEA-
soldiers, 89; Her Majesty's visit to wreck of the George Canning, 96 lives
Paris, account of the proceedings, 132. lost, 2; of the steamship Mercury, by

collision, 10; of the Janet Boyd, 28
Racing Meetings—Epsom, 91; Ascot, 96; lives lost, 13; the Prince of Wales, 14;
Goodwood, 117.

of the Will-o'-the-Wisp, 18 lives lost,
RAILWAY ACCIDENTS-at the central sta- 26; the steamship Mauritius destroyed

tion at Leeds, 3; boiler explosion on the by fire, 30; loss of the steamship Morna,
North-Eastern Railway, 12; at Glou- 21 persons drowned, 40; the steam-
cester, 12; accidents on the Aberdeen

transport, Croesus, burnt off Corsica,
Rail way, 117; at the railway bridge, 72; of the John, on the Manacles rocks,
Rochester, 126; dreadful accident on 200 lives lost, 57; the Ætna, floating-
the New York and Philadelphia Rail. battery, destroyed at Millwall, 79;
way, United States, 21 persons killed, massacre of the crew of the brig Her
140; at Reading, five persons killed, Majesty, 110; collision of the Vivid
148; on the Manchester, Sheffield, and and the Henry, off Dover, three lives
Lincolnshire line, 149; on the Paris lost, 126 ; of the Enterprise, dreadful
and Versailles Railway, nine persons sufferings of the crew; of the Catherine


Sharer, the St. Abbs, and the Abbotts
Reading, 166; gales and losses at sea
in November, 310 vessels wrecked, 169,
180; loss of the steamship Faith, 203;
return of wrecks in the year 1855,


sion of the King of Sardinia to the con.
vention of April 10, 391; Military
Convention between England, France,
and Sardinia, 393 ; supplementary con•
vention between England and Sardinia,
394 ; convention between England,
France, and Turkey, for the guarantee
of a loan, 395.

Despatches — Relative to the promo-
tion of Serjeants in the Crimean regi.
ments, 397 ; attack on Eupatoria, 398 ;
siege of Sebastopol,' 399; battle of the
Tchernaya, 404, fall of Sebastopol, 406;
expedition into the Sea of Azoff, 409;
capture of Kinburn, 422 ; operations in
the Baltic, 424; bombardment of Swea-

borg, 425; battle of Kars, 432.
STATUTES, TABLE OF, 18 & 19 Vict.-i.

Public General Acts, 437; ii. Local and
Personal Acts, declared public and to be
judicially noticed, 442'; iii. Private Acts,
printed, 450; iv. Private Acts, not
printed, 451.
Stocks—Prices of, highest and lowest, 469.
SWEDEN AND NORWAY-Important Treaty

of Sweden with the Western Powers, by
wbich the latter guarantee the integrity

of the Swedish territories, [482].

Strahan, Paul, and Bates, the bankers
their examination at the Police Court
and Bankruptcy Court, 98; their trial
at the Central Criminal Court, 359; the
Burdon slow-poisoning case-trial of
Joseph Snaith Wooler, for the murder of
his wife, 375; trial of Baranelli for the
murder of Mr. Lambert, in Foley Place,
and execution, 4; singular trial of Dr.
George Smith and Robert Campbell for
arson, at Edinburgh, 10; execution of
Barthelemy for the double murder in
Warren Street, 14; trial of Elizabeth
Laws for the murder of Mrs. Bacon, at
Rochester, 17; of Madle. Doudet, a
French governess, for cruelty, at Paris,
26; of Joseph Cleary for the attempted
murder of Mr. Leah, 33; of Thomas Mun-
roe for the murder of Isaac Turner at
Lamplugh, 34; of Sarah Newton for
poisoning her husband and son, at Bar-
net, 45; of Lazarus Hempstead for the
murder of his wife, at Halstead, 51 ;

Trials and Law Cases-continued.
of William Wright, for the murder of
Ann Collins, at Lydiard Tregoz, 53;
of Æneas Prendergast for the murder of
Maurice Prendergast, at Claremorris, 53;
of Charles King, the thief-trainer, 61;
murders by insane persons ; trial of G.
H, Smith for the murder of his wife,
and of Rebecca Turton for the murder
of her husband, 110; of Joseph Mea-
dows for murder of Mary Ann Mason,
at Dudley, 113; of Joseph Richards
for murder of John Davies, at Brecon,
117; of Lieutenant Austin for cruel-
ties in Birmingham Gaol, 120; of
Fleming Coward for attempted murder of
James McNeill, at Maryport, 124 ; of
two boys for murder of a companion at
Liverpool, 138; of Abraham Baker for
murder of Naomi Kingswell, at South-
ampton, 154 ; of Isabella Jolley, for
murder of her mother, at Knightsbridge,
159 ; of Sutton for poisoning his
father, at Taunton, 181 ; of Jonathan
Heywood for murder of Martha Jones,
at Rochdale, 182; of the Rev. Vladimir
Petcherine for Bible-burning, at Dublin,
184 ; of William and Mary Aspinall for
starving their child, 193; the Cudham
murder-trial of R. T. Palin for murder
of Jane Beagley, 198 ; of Thomas Cor-
rigan for the murder of his wife in the
Minories, 204.

Civil Causes.—The Marriage Act-
The Queen v. Giles-charge of false entry,
50 ; great will case--Sefton v. Hopwood,
60; the Law of crossed Cheques-Car.
lon v. Ireland, 192; trial at Paris of
Malle. Doudet, a French governess, for

cruelty to an English family, 26.
UNITED STATES — Misunderstanding be-

tween the English and American Govern-
ments on the recruiting question, [283],
and on the Central American question,
(284); strange difficulty in electing the
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
[284]; the President, nevertheless,
delivers his Message to Congress—its
topics—foreign relations–Central Ame.
rica, [285]; the Sound dues, (291];
Treasury, (292); Army, (293); Navy,
(293]; Interior, [293]; Constitutional
theory of Government, (294); Constitu.
tional relations of Slavery, (296]; Dis-
cussion on the Message, (301) ; Dreadful
railway accident near St. Louis, 22
persons killed, 170,

Cambridge, 475.


Vienna, the Conferences at-Failure of War with Russia--continued.

the negotiations for peace ; history of cers, [227]; bombardment of Sweaborg ;
the proceedings ; the Four Points, the fire entirely destroys the interior of
[201]; extracts from the letter of in- the fort, [228]; dissatisfaction at the
struction to the British plenipotentiary,

small effect of the naval operations,
Lord John Russell, [202] ; opening of [230].
the Conferences, [203]; the two first Events in the Crimea—The Russians
points, the Principalities and navigation attack Eupatoria, and are repulsed with
of the Danube, settled without difficulty, loss, [230]; the Russians advance the
[205]; the third point, the limitation defensive works of Sebastopol into the
of the power of Russia in the Black allied lines by fortifying the Mamelon,
Sea, gives rise to dissensions; the Rus- [231]; desperate contests for the rifle-
sian plenipotentiaries refuse to initiate pits, [231]; sortie of the Russians ;
a proposal, and declare that Russia will opening of a bombardment on 9th April,
not consent to any limitation by treaty, which is ineffectual, [232] ; general
[287); Turkey formally received into description of the place by an eye-wit-
the European system, [208]; proposal ness, (232); General Canrobert resigns
of the allies respecting the Black Sea, the chief command to General Pelissier,
[209]; declined by the Russian pleni- [233]; active operations of the new
potentiaries, [212]; who make a propo- commander; the French, after a severe
sition for the opening of the Dardanelles conflict, carry a place d'armes, [234];
to ships of war of all nations, [213]; expedition to Kertch, which is com-
which is rejected by the allies, (214); pletely successful; Kertch and Yenikale
conferences virtually at an end; but taken, [235]; the light squadron twice
Count Buol suggests a further plan on sweep the Sea of Azoff

, destroying im-
the principle of counterpoise, [215] ; mense quantities of stores, [236]; the
it is rejected by the other allied Govern- Russians blow up and abandon the
ments, who insist on the principle of fortress of Anapa on the Circassian
limitation, and the conferences are coast, [237]; the French capture the
closed, (216); views of M. Drouyn de Mamelon, the English the Quarries,
Lluys and Lord John Russell opposed [237); bloody repulse of the allies on
to their Governments on this subject,

the 18th June from the Malakhoff and
[217]. (See PARLIAMENT [74, 84, Redan, [238]; gallant capture of the
152].) Circular of Count Nesselrode cemetery by Brigadier Eyre, [241] ;
respecting the negotiations, [218] ; Prince Gortschakoff's narrative, [242];
speech of the Emperor of the French Death of Lord Raglan ; General Simp-
to the Legislative Assembly in reference son appointed to the command, [246];
to the conferences, [220].

desperate attempt of the Russians to

raise the siege ; battle of the Tchernaya;
WAR WITH RUSSIA—Gloomy prospects of bloody defeat of the Russians by the
the Crimean army; dreadful privations

French and Sardinians, [246]; general
and sufferings of the troops, [189] ; assault on Sebastopol on the 8th Sep-
complete break-down of our military tember ; the English are repulsed with
system ; report of Sir John McNeill and great loss from the Redan, and the
Colonel Tulloch ; heart-rending details, French on other points ; but the latter
(190); painful narratives of eye-wit-

take and hold the Malakhoff, [248] ; nar-
nesses, (193); benefits of the Times rative of the subsequent events, [248];
Fund,” [193]; manifestoes of the Em- Gen. Simpson's despatch, [254]; descrip-
peror of Russia ; their resolute tone, tion of the interior of the Malak hoff by
[194]; treaty with the King of Sar- an eye-witness, [256]; Prince Gortscha-
dinia for his participation in the war, koff's narrative; his enormous losses,
[196] ; circular of the Emperor of Rus- [256]; the Russians, in consequence,
sia, (196).

abandon the south city, [257]; general
Operations in the Baltic-Numbers order of Prince Gortschakoff, [258];
of the allied fleets, [223]; massacre of horrors of the interior of the city ;
a boat's crew of the Cossack at Hango, narratives of eye-witnesses, (260, 264];
[223]; explanation of General de Berg, successful cavalry engagement near
(224); of Prince Dolgoroucki, (225); Eupatoria, [265] ; General Simpson re-
the passages into the Gulf of Finland

signs the command ; General Codrington
set with “infernal machines," one of succeeds, [265]; dreadful explosion of
which explodes and injures several offi- the French siege-train, [265]; the Em-

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