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THE

! HOUSEHOLD NARRATIVE

OF

CURRENT EVENTS,

(FOR THE YEAR 1852)

A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT TO HOUSEHOLD WORDS,

CONDUCTED BY

CHARLES DICKENS.

LONDON :

OFFICE, 16, WELLINGTON STREET NORTH.
1852.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

IPARLIAMENT.-Its opening,

speech, 26.

House of Lords.—Debate on the address,

27; opening of the new Parliament, royal

speech, and debate on the address, 243;

Aberdeen's (Lord) speech on the new ad-

ministration, 276; Ali Morad's territo-

ries, 75 ; amendment of proceedings in

the Court of Chancery, 244; assembling

of Parliament by proclamation, bill to

amend the statutory law, 53; Ava, the

war with, 75, 76, 99; Birkenhead, loss

of the, 76; business of the House before

Christmas, 245; Caffre war, 28; Caffres,

Sale of gunpowder to the, 28; Cape of

Good Hope, constitution granted to,

122; Chancery reform, 52; Clancarty

(Lord) and the oath prescribed for Roman

Catholics, 28 ; commercial policy, 266;

Common Procedure Amendment Bill,

28; coffee mixed with chicory, 98, 123;

corn duties, 52; County Courts Exten-

sion Bill, 29; criminal offenders, mutual

Surrender of, between France and Eng-

land, 122, 123; Crystal Palace, 75 ;

De Bode (Baron), petition from, 123;

Derby's (Earl) reason for taking office,

51; doctrine, question of, 99; duration

of the session, 75; elections, corrupt

practices at, 123; Enfranchisement of

Copyholds Bill, 100; foreign refugees,

76; French compensation fund, 123;

gunpowder, the Sale of, to the Caffres,

28; Indian territories, 75; Jamaica,

distressed state of, 192: Largos, attack

upon, 29; lunatic asylum for criminal

lunatics, 53; Mather (Mr.), case of,

28, 122, 123 ; Maynooth grant, 75, 99 ;

Megaera, troop-ship, 28, 29; Militia

Bill, 123; Murray (Mr.) the case of, 99;

national School grants, 123; Navy Pay

Bill, 123; New South Wales petition,

123; New Zealand Bill, 123, 124;

property tax, 99; railway amalgama-

tion, 123; railway regulations, 245 ;

resignation of ministers, 29; recog-

nition of the French Empire, 267 ; River

Plate, affairs of the, 53; Rosas (General),

honours paid to, 98, 99; Sanitary state

of London,98; Smith's (Sir H.), conduct

at the Cape, the Duke of Welling-

ton's approval of, 27 ; St. Alban’s

disfranchisement, 77; volunteer rifle

corps, 53; Von Beck (Baroness), 123;
Warner's (Captain) invention, 99;
Wellington (the Duke), funeral of the,
244, Lord Derby's speech on the, 245;
wills, bill to amend the law of, 53;
prorogation, 147.

House of CoMoMoss.-Opening of Parlia-

ment, debate on the address, 29;

opening of the New Parliament, debate

on the address, 246; Australia, de-

sertion of seamen in, 106; augmentation

of the armed and paid forces, 58; ballot,

vote by, 78; ballast heavers of the port

of London, 81; Bennett (Mr.), vicar of

Frome, S1, 106, 126, 163; Bethlehem

hospital, 247; Brazil, our relations

with, 81; British American railway,

124; Bishopric of Christchurch (New

Zealand) bill, 132; carriages, the duty

on, 34; chancery reform bill, 59; chan-

cery, relief of suitors in the, 31 ; cha-

ritable trusts bill, 61; Clarendon (Lord),

charge against, as viceroy of Ireland,

35; colonial bishops, bill, 101, 106;

Constantinople, repairing the chapel of

the embassy at, 12; convocation, 247;

copyright amendment bill, 59; copy-

right treaty with France, 33; county

courts extension bill, 81; county election

polls bill, 127, 133; county rates expen-

diture bill, 35; Crystal Palace, 101;

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dangerous animals bill, 57 ; deserters

from foreign ships, 60; Disraeli’s (Mr.)

financial statement, 268; division on

the, 272; dissolution of Parliament,

intention regarding the, 56, 79; eccle-

siastical personages and episcopal

revenues, 101, 127; elections corrupt

practices bill, 33, 81, 107, 134; extra-

mural interments, 55; financial state-

ment, 101; foreign affairs, alteration in

the administration of, 29; foreign com-

merce, 54; free-trade, intention of the

government with regard to, 53, 54; free-

trade, intentions of the new government

respecting, 248; Mr. Villiers in favour

of, 268; general board of health

bill, 134; grand juries bill, to dispense

with, 81 ; Harwich, bribery at, 78; hop

duty, 59; Household Narrative, 57;

Indian territory, government of the, 81 ;

Ionian Islands, 79; Jewish disabilities

bill, 134; Jamaica, condition of, 124,

134; Lefevre (Mr.) elected speaker of the

House, 245; Mather's (Mr.) case, 31,

129, 148; Meer Roostun, late Ameer of

Scinde, the case of, 134; metropolitan

burials bill, 133, 134 ; metropolitan

sewers bill, 133; metropolitan water

bill, 133; militia, Lord John Russell's,

34, 36; militia, Lord Derby's, 77, 83,

103, 106, 125; militia franchise, 81 ;

ministerial explanations, 57, 79; Murray

(Mr.), case of, 124; Maynooth grant, 106,

107, 125. 131; national board of educa-

tion, 58; New South Wales, petition

from, 133; new writs for elections, 53;

New Zealand government bill, 106, 124,

128, 133; Oban and Glasgow railway,

55 ; O'Connor (Mr.), Fergus, disorderly

conduct of, 128, 133; Paget (Mr.),

seizure of his papers at Dresden, 248 ;

Palmerston's (Lord), dismissal, 29;

paper duty and taxes on knowledge,

105; parish constable's bill, 82; parish

vestries bill, 132; parliamentary

reform bill, 54; policy of the new

administration, 57; poor-law board con-

tinuance bill, 107; postage labels, ma-

chine for perforating the sheets of,

unfair treatment of the inventor, 55;

preserved meats for the navy, 33 ; pro-

tection to refugees, 59; public business,

124; public houses (Scotland) bill, 32;

recognition of the French Empire, 269;

reform bill, the new, 33, 54; reform of

the ecclesiastical courts, 248; relief of

the landed interest, 60; representative

system, 59; resignation of the ministers,

37, Roman Catholic processions, 132;

resignation of Lord Derby's government,

267; Scotland, law reform, act for, 33 ;

shipping trade, 58; stamp duty, 31 ; St.

Alban’s disfranchisement, 34, 54, 59 ;

sugar duties, 54; Synod of the Church of

England in the colonies, 134; taxes on

knowledge, 82; tenant right, 33; Turkey

and Egypt, 59 ; universities of Scotland

bill, 100; university lists, 34; ventila-

tion of the House, 31, 55 ; Votes to

occupiers of tenements of 10l. per year,

100; voting for members, extension of

the people's rights, 32; water in the

metropolis, 31; Wellington (the Duke),

funeral of the, 247; expense of the,

248 ; the Queen’s message relating to

the, 247; Wingate and Smith (Messrs.)

the case of, 132, 148 ; working classes,

measures to benefit the condition of the,

128; prorogation, 148; members re-

turned to serve in the new parliament,

149; members of the Aberdeen adminis-

tration, 273.

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the, 266; Africa, the war on the

coast of, 25 ; American fisheries dis-

pute, 169; Anti-Corn-Law League, 26,

49; Achilli v. Newman, trial, 122; grant

for a new trial, 242; Argentitle con-

federation, , 170 ; Australian convict

question, 25; Australia, the gold dig-

gings, 73, 122; Australian grievances,

122; Australia, searcity of wool from,

98 ; Bentinck, Lord H., in North Not-

tingham, 145; Beresford, Mr. and the

Inon-electors, 146; a good and a safe

man wanted at Derby, W. B., 146, 266;

Birkenhead, loss of the, 74 ; bookselling

question, the, 74, 91; budget, Mr. Disraeli

opening the, 97 ; Cape, the war at the,

25, 98 ; chancery abuses, 26; chancery,

abolition of the masters of, 74; cholera,

preparations for the, 170; Christopher

(Mr.) in Lincolnshire, 145; church, dis-

putes in the, 75; Cobden (Mr.), on the

hustings, 145; convocation, 217, 242;

crystal palace, Lord Derby on opening

the, on Sunday, 242; Cumming (Mrs.),

the chancery proceedings against, 50 ;

death of the Duke of Wellington, 193;

Derby's (Lord) speech at a dinner

given by the Lord Mayor, 97; Disraeli

(Mr.) at his election dinner, 145;

Derby administration, fall of the,

266; Disraeli's (Mr.) speech on the

death of the Duke of Wellington, 241;

Exeter, the bishop of, and the confes-

sional, 217 ; Exeter’s, the Marquis of,

wish at Blandford, 146; forebodings on

opening of the new year, l; Franklin,

Sir John, 7.4, 218 ; France and the

northern powers, 98; French claims to

the holy sepulchre, 26; French inter-

ference with Turkey, 170 ; French in-

vasion, 98; French press, 25 ; free-

traders, 147; general election, 121, 145;

gold diggings in Australia, 73; House-

hold Narrative, proceedings of the Court

of Exchequer against the, 74; income-

tax, 26; Indian empire, proposed in-

quiry into the administration of govern-

ment on the, 75; Ireland, the favourable

condition of, 218 ; Irish discussions on

religious equality, 218 ; Kelly, Sir Fitz-

roy, in Suffolk, 146; Kossuth's speech,

Louis Napoleon’s method of

governing, 49; Louis Napoleon and the
empire, 170; Louis Napoleon elected
emperor, 241; Manchester free-trade
meeting, 26; Manners, Lord John, at
Colchester, 145 ; Mather (Mr.), the case
of, 121; murders in Ireland, 218 ; May-
nooth grant and the no-popery cry, 98,
121; militia question, and resignation of
Lord John Russell, 25; militia bill, 25,
75, 98; mational defences, 25 ; new
ministry, work in hand for the, 25; new
year, forebodings of the, l; New Zealand
bill, 122; Pitcairn's Island, a visitor
from, 219; popish processions, the pro-
clamation against, 121 ; Queen of Spain,
attempt to assassinate the, 26; rifle
practice for the people, 2; Rosas, the
fall of, 26, 49; Russell, Lord John's,
resignation, 25; Salomons, Mr. Alder-
man, and the Court of Exchequer, 74;
Sanitary reform, 25; Schwartzenburg,
Prince, death of, 74; Scottish universi-
ties, religious tests in the, 97 ; Sellon
(Miss) and the Puseyites, 50; spring
assizes, 50; Six-mile Bridge affair, 170;
Smithfield removal, 170 ; St. Albans
bribery, the, 51 ; universities, the, 97 ;
Wagner, Madlle., and the rival operas,
73; Walpole's (Mr.) notion of a new
franchise, 74; Wellington, death of the
Duke of, 93. -
Acts of Parliament—The New Metropolitan
Burial, 163.
Administration of city charitics, an inves-
tigation into the, 231.
Agricultural interest, a deputation to Lord
J. Russell, with reference to, 38.
Agricultural Society, the royal, show of
farming implements at Lewes, 162; the
Worcester societies annual dinner, 229;
Dumfries and Kirkbright dinner, 229;
Surrey meeting and dinner, 229; South
Buckingham annual dinner, 259 ; meet-
ings of the Waltham, Herefordshire,
Chertsey, and Cranbrook Associations,
229; cattle show at Belford, 181; royal
Society of Ireland show, 181; meeting at
Framlingham, 205.

Amazon, destruction of the, by fire, 10.

Army distribution at home and abroad, 62.

Artists’ benevolent fund dinner, 112.

Bartholomew fair, 204.

Bennett (Mr.), address to the Marchioness

of Bath from the parishioners of Frome

against, 3.

Bethlehem hospital, treatment of patients

in, 258.

Bristol, rapid progress of the port of, 13.
British Association, 203.
British and Foreign Society meeting, 111.
Charing Cross hospital, annual meeting of
the governors of, 162.

Christmas feast to the poor at Leicester-

Square soup kitchen, 12.

Cholera, progress of the, 203.

City dispensary, report of the, 13.

City railway terminus, Mr. C. Pearson’s

plan for a, 258

Commissioners of Customs, notice to

masters of vessels in case of improper

seizure, 204.

Convocation of the province of York, 37.

Convocation, assembly of the two houses

of, 37, 250.

Copyright, convention between France

and England, 12.

Cork, the 1.xhibition at, 141.

Cotton, the annual growth in the United

States, 230.

Cromer, purchased by Mr. Benjamin Bond
Cabbell, 181.

Crystal palace, purchase of the, 112.

Crystal palace at Sydendam, ceremony of

placing the first pillar, 180.

Department of practical art, important

memorandum isued by the, 112.

Domestic servants’ association, 112.

EDUCATIox—Education of the working
classes in Wales, 25; King Edward’s
School at Birmingham, commemoration
of the four ding, 90; Lambeth ragged
schools, annual meeting, 91 ; national
school society, the, 140; Queen's college,
first annual visitation, 90. -

Emigration and colonisation, the progress

of, 17, 93, 114, 142, 165, 184, 201, 233.

Encumbered estates sales, 141, 181, 203.

Electric telegraph across the Irish Channel,

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London City Mission meeting, 111.
Manchester free library, opening of the,
204, 229.

Married soldiers’ society to promote the

erection of improved dwellings for, 162.

Marylebone, a meeting in, to establish a

free library, 231.

Mechi's (Mr.) annual gathering at Tiptree

Hall, 162. -

MEETINGs.-Agricultural, 222; Anti-Corn-
Law League, 62; Church Pastoral Aid
Society, 1.12; confessional at Plymouth,
251 ; letters from the Archbishop of
Canterbury, 251 ; diocesan synods, 4;
free trade, at Manchester, 251 ; Friends
of Italy, 251 ; Leeds Reformers, 3;
Maynooth, to discontinue the grant to,
4; metropolitan interment, 13; at Man-
chester, on the subject of labour, 61;
militia, against the, 107 ; property tax,
against the renewal of, 2; Sheffield, the
constituency of, 3; solicitors at Derby,
230; Sons of the Clergy, 112; Taxes
on knowledge, 276 ; Westminster
Reform Society, 3.
Members returned to scrve in
Parliament, 149.
Merchant Seamen’s Fund, new regula-
tions, 12.

Metropolitan Burial Act, the, 163.

Metropolitan Board of Sewers,

meeting, 181, 203.

Metropolitan Sanitary Association, 90.

Museum of Practical and Ornamental

Art, 204.

National Galleries, purchase of land by

the Royal Commissioners of the Great

Exhibition for the, 230.

New Ministry, names of the, 38.

Obituary.—Abercromby, Lord. 164; Ady,

Joseph, 208 ; Baird, Sir David, 16;

Baker, Admiral, 16 ; Berry, Miss, 277 ;

Hlackwood, Robert, Esq., 42; Castanos,

Gen., Duke of Baylen, 232; Chipman,

Chief Justice of New Brunswick, 16;

Cockburn, Major-General Sir James,

97; Colby, Major-General, 232; Corn-

wallis, Earl of, 113; Denmark, the

I)owager Queen of, 91 ; D'Orsay, Count,

182; Downman, Sir Thomas, Lieutenant-

General, 182; Dinorben, Lord, 232;

Excelmans, Marshal, 164; Finden, Mr.

William, 231; Forbes, Sir Charles, 67;

Gay, Madam, 67; Gerard, Marshal, 92;

Graydon, Colonel R. E., .42; Prince

Gustavus, Duke of Upland, 232;

Hamilton, his Grace, the Duke of, 182;

Jackson, Vice-Admiral, 141; Keat, Dr.,

67; Neild, J. J., 208; Kensington, Lord,

182; Landseer, John, Esq., 67; Loring,

Sir Wentworth, 182; Lovelace, the

Countess of, 277 ; Mackay, Alex-

ander, 113; Mackworth, Sir Digby,

Bart., 232; M'Kinley, 16; Mensdorff,

Ponelly, the Count, 164; Marmont,

Marshal, 67; Montague, Sir W. A.,

Vice-Admiral, 67; Moore, Thomas, 67 ;

Newbigging, Sir W., 261; Panmure,

Lord, 91; Praed, Vice-Admiral, 232;

Paterson, Mrs., one of Burns' heroines,

233; Parker, Sir James, Vice-Chancellor,

182; Robinson,” General Sir F., 16;

Saxe-Weimar, the Duchess of, 91;

Schwartzenberg, Prince, 91; Shelley

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Halford's, Mrs., munificent charity lega-

cies, 276.
Hardinge, Wiscount, appointed to the
command of the army, 205, 231. t
Humboldt's, Baron von, eighty-third
birthday, 205.
Jenny Lind’s marriage to M. Otto Gold-
schmidt, at Boston, 42.

Rossuth's arrival in England from the

United States, 164.

Londonderry's, the Marquis, letter to
Louis Napoleon regarding Abd-el-Kadcr;
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trial of three men for, 108; on Catherine

Tierney by Mrs. Acock, 153; on Storey,

a detective policeman, by some stock-

broker’s clerks, 153; William Liss,

charged with assaulting his father, 176;

on a policeman, by a motorious ruffian,

James Cannon, a chimney sweep, 221;

on a policeman, by a private in the 1st

Life Guards, 224; on two railway offi-

cials, by Sir James Rivers, bart., 225: on

a poor woman by a Roman Catholic

Priest, 274.

Attempt to poison his wife, trial of

William Baldry for, 1 ; to murder Mr.

Barber at Bermondsey, Edward Staggles

charged with, 39; to murder his wife,

trial of Edwin Harris for, 62; to murder

his wife by poison, Mathew Colgan

charged with, 63; Richard Ambler,

surgeon, tried for inveigling into his

house a young woman with intent, &c.,

108; attempted murder and suicide by

Martin White, a Chelsea pensioner, 137;

attempted suicide, 155; Eliza Bentley,

charged with attempting suicide, 175;

Francis Thopier, charged with attempt—

ing suicide, 175 ; to murder a young

woman at Yarmouth, by Samuel Howth,

224.

Aylesbury assizes, point of difference

between the judge and the high sheriff,

62.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Courts—Case

of John Mills, application under the Pro-

tection Act, 7 ; the Broomsgrove bank

affairs, 40; judgment in the case of D.

E. Columbine, 135; case of Alexander

Wallace, application for a discharge,

158; Jonathan Shuter, application for

his certificate, 252; important question

under the Protection Act, 253.

Begging women, 177; trial of, for de-

manding money of Mr. Solly, 199.

Betting houses, effects of frequenting, 252.

Bigamy, cases of, 226, 254.

Bills of acceptance, caution to tradesmen,

Breach of Promise of Marriage—Emma

Oldaker and George Davis, 154; Miss

Hoff and Mr. Savage, lä4; Fanny Bird

and George Bantall, 159.

Burglaries in St. Andrew’s-road, New-

ington-causeway, 7 ; at Mr. Farley’s, at

Great Raveley, sentence of transportation

against the prisoners, 63; robbing a

farm at Castletreasure, 199; burglary at

Mrs. Lamb's, at Twickenham, 225; at

Messrs. Whittaker's, 252.

Burning the Bible, a Franciscan monk

charged with, 63.

Cathedral trusts and their fulfilment, case

of the Rev. Mr. Whiston decided by the

Bishop of Rochester, 225.

Chancery, the Court of, returns respecting

the, 108; new rules and orders in the

Court of, 197; prisoner released after

thirteen years’ confinement, 172; suit

commenced above one hundred years

ago, 175.

Charitable institutions and idle vagrants,
199.

Inquest on Mr. Sand, drowned by the
sinking of the Duchess of IXent, 173.
Irish Orangemen, arrest of twenty-four for
attempting to parade the streets, 173.
Joint-stock companies, a point of great
importance to shareholders, 39.
Libel.—Action against Mr. Birch, pro-
prietor of the World newspaper, i36;
Dr. Achilli against Dr. John Newman,
137 ; , a new trial granted, 234; Sir
ories Napier v. Mr. J. Murray,
54.
Lodging houses, summonses for not ob-
serving the regulation of the act, 222.

Lunacy.—Commission to inquire into the

State of Mr. John Price, 64; against

Mrs. Cumming, 7, 65; judgment on

Lord Dinorben, 86; action, Henry

Baker for unlawfully keeping lunatics in

his private house, 137; insufficient care

of, 158.

Manslaughter—of a child, trial of Charlotte
Larkin for the, 64; trial of a surgeon for
the manslaughter of Ann Noakes, 172;
of his brother, trial of a boy for the, 254.
Meat unfit for human food, charge against
a salesman for exposing, 59.
Medical fees, action for, 7.
Money won at play, action for, 254.
Moreton (Mr.), of the Daily News, killed
by Mr. Bower, of the Morning Advertiser,
at Paris, 220.
MURDERs—of Mrs. Barnes, at Belper, 5;
sentence of the prisoner, 65; of George
Bush, at Bath, by a pedlar, i58; James
Cleary, at Askeaton, county Limerick,
39; of John Cunan, in Leitrim, 5; of
James Deegan, 31st Regiment, near
Fermoy, Ireland, 221; Giovanne Kala-
bergo, by a nephew, at Banbury, 6, 62;
of William Manifold, Esq., in King's
county, 224; Mr. Maplethorpe, at Hull,
109; William Roberts, in a night affray
with poachers, 63; Mr. O’Callaghan
Ryan, at Waterford, 199; of Mr. Álex-
ander Robinson, by James Barker, near
Sheffield, 198; of William Shine, at
Adair, county Limerick, 221; Mr.
Thomas Stackpoole, by his uncle, in
Clare, 200; Elizabeth Thomas, by her
son, at Prenton, 171; Sarah Watts, near
lorome, trial of the men for, 85; of Fanny
Walker, by Stephen Walker, suicide of
the murderer, 109; of Mrs. Wheeler, by

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