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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT, !

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--_.._---_---_-THE REV. NEWMAN…

THE LATE AZIZ PASHA.

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MR. GLADSTONE AT HOME.

A BISHOP ON BISHOPS.

THE FEAR OF TORPEDOES.

The POSSESSION of CONSTANTINOPLE.

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----SENTENCED TO DEATH.

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Newyddion
Dyfynnu
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At the same assizes, Patrick M'Govern was indicted for wilfully murdering John Campbell, by stabbing him with a knife. The facts of the case (said the counsel for the prosecution, Mr. Foard) lay in very bri f space. On ".vednesday, the 18th July, four or five persous were taking on^-pcr in the house of the deceast-d man, John Campbell, who lived in Latimer- street, in which the prisoner also lived. The deceased and the prisoner appeared to have been on friendly terms, and on the morning of that day the deceased had been in the house of the prisoner. Among the persons at surper ill Campbell's house was frs. I'Goverll, who had cume in that evening on the ground that she had been turned out of her own house by her husband, who had made some threats against her. After supper, about ten minutes past twelve o ciock, Mrs. M'Govern departed towards her own house, taking with her a little girl, daughter of the deceased man Campbell. She did not enter the house, however, and whether it was that a message was sent to him or how, he (Mr. Foard, the counsel for the prosecution) did not know, but Campbell followed a few mmutes after. He entered, and remonstrated with the prisoner for his conduct towards his wife, whereupon, without the smallest suggested provocation, or anything of. the sort, and without making any threat the prisoner rushed upon him and thrust a knife into his chest up to the hilt. Campbell, with the knife in his breast, ran out of the honse and went to his own house, where he sat down with the knife still in his body. There he said to a woman named Ann Kearns who was present, I am stabbed," and she pulled the knife from his breast and ran shrieking into the street. Shortly after- wards a policeman came up who accompanied Campbell to the prisoner's house, where Campbell pointed to the pri- soner as the man who had stabbed him. Subsequently the deceased man was taken to the Stanley Hospital where he died on the 24th July. The jury, after a few minutes consideration, returned a verdict of "Wilful Murder." The Prisoner, when asked whether he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him, said in a firm tone—" I am innocent of it. I know nothing at all about it." His lordship then assumed the black cap, and, ad- dressing the prisoner said :— Patrick M'Govern, I am sorry to hear you say that you know nothing about it, because I don t think anybody—(The prisoner—" I don't remember it.")—who has heard the case can come to any other conclusion than that it was your hand that inflicted that deadly wound upon the deceased man which caused his death. It is a very sad thing to see you standing there to receive the sentence of death, because you were unable to control your crnel- for it was a very cruel thing-desire to inflict some grievous injury upon the man who it may be slightly offended you, but who had not offended you in a way to justify you 111 your use of that deadly weapon. The use of the knife even when such terrible consequences do not follow, is always punished with great severity, but when death ensues from a wound inflicted under such circumstances the crime is the crime of murder, and the man who commits that crime must receive the sentence which the law prescribes for those who shed another man's blood. That is death. The sentence which I am about to pronounce on you is not my sentence; it is the sentence of the law which compels me to puss it. His Lordship then pronounced sentence of death in the usual form. While sentence was being pronounced the prisoner sank Amder the pressure of its terrible meaning, and had to be supported in the dock, from which he was assisted by the officers when his Lordship's solemn utterance ceased. Just then the prisoner's wife, who had been seated behind the dock, gave utterance to a prolonged moan, and was assisted out of the court.

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THE "HEAT" OF DEBATE.

DISTRESS IN RUSSIA.

THE LATE MR. WARD HUNT.

A MILITARY GLUTTON.

THE RUSSIAN RETREAT FROM PLEVNA.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

EPITOME OF NEWS. E