25 MAY 1867, Page 1


iT is announced that the Government intend to hang the two Fenians Burke and McAfferty,—one of those efforts at force which a weak Government makes to prove it is not weak. If hanged, they will be banged to expiate Mr. Walpole's tears, at a great cost of English dignity and clemency. The Irish Members met last night, and are to make a joint and very strong recom- mendation to Lord Derby to-day not to carry out this foolish and cruel sentence.