1 JULY 1882, Page 2

On Thursday night the debate raged high on the clause

for levying compensation for crime on the district in which it was committed, Mr. Healy distinguishing himself by saying that if districts which do give up the murderer were not to be ex- empted from this fine, the people would have no inducement to give up murderers at all. "The people in the country will say, —' What good would it do us to give the murderer up P' It would be a matter of indifference to the inhabitants, from their point of view, whether the man was caught or not," and, so far as his speech went, Mr. Healy was careful not to condemn this "point of view," but rather to apologise for it, as better, on the -whole, than the English point of view. When the House adjourned on Thursday night at half-past two o'clock, only sixteen clauses out of thirty had passed through Committee.