96 CHARLES STEWART PAENKLL (,1«7<I as publicly as T can that I do not iK'liove, aiul ntnvr shall believe, that any xmmlrr wan committed at Manchester/ This rejoinder was received with loud cheers from the Irish benches, and Sir Michael Hicks- Beaeh passed from the subject of the * Manchester 1 On August I, 1H?4», ii motion for the relea-ift of the IVninn prisoner** wan brought forward by Mr, O'Connor J'ower. Mr. Bright took part in the dubato, and dealing with th« can* of th« Manuhtwtttr xnon, fiiuti; * I havo regr^ttod that on ft former wtiiwiott when tht'i matter wan before us I did not take tho opportunity of nay ing what I have long thought with regard to th« which In caflwl "Tliti Mancht'Htor Outrage.1* Thero wau In that caw tuitt man kilU*d •••i»m» man shot—ant! fatal nhot firod, and thtwfort« it may bt» urged f«»itiwtf that only on« man in ft certain HtmHo was guilty of murder. I butt* living in that neighbourhood, fk very painful interview with tht* rvlaliveii of one of th« three wen who wer« hanged, and they wero tint willing to lay tho blamo upon oithcr of the other two. but they felt v«*ry cn«. fidontly that then* were no Huftlntmt gntundn for believing that lb«» prinoxKtr in whono fate they wer« particularly interested wan tin? r»nti who ilrcd tho fatal nljot. One of tho three, 1 prt';iume, wa« thft guilty ponion, but the three were hanged. Now, it always appeared U> mtt that tho course pur^uod by the Home Ortlre. on that tu-ea'tion wivn un umvina one. I am averj»<i to capital puni'ihment* art mo-st iiieiiiht^'j «f the IIouNtt know, but in a wine of thiii kind 1 think to hnrti-* thrett mrn fpf one fatal >;hot wan a mistake n mistake ucQoritifttf to the order u»»t practioo of our law, and 11 great mistake when w«» loi*k at it in it-i jtohtinil aHpt^ct. On the tiroatiion I have alluded tt», when ivpre-ientiitin made, it WHK denied that thi^wns f.trictly a political C*HM«, or tlmt ! wan reported tt> because it wa-i a |MihtUtal cu^e; but I huvi* alttii the opinian that I held then, an*l hold now, that it U-H-J juiUtjy L.T It was ft political cant* thtit three nie» were handed for the murder * man, 1 roeollfiot urging it in Ihta way: If theni* ibre« mm tw4 1 out on a poaching iixjwttitiori, and in the oonfltot thai took pJ»r** letper wits killed by on« t»hot» ami threi* mtw were iried f«r if, I tw thiire in no judge wh« woiiltl have ii^itwttf.ati, and n*» Home Hr;pr« who would have thought it hin duty t« advi^t* that, lhi*^t» Otrri* nhould b« hanged tor tliti ciffanw*. I i that ih*» tlirwi «»*»« hangtid booauH0 it watt 11 |iolitiaal offtmed, ami «*4 it w».-4 an ordinary murdttr of on« man, committed by tm« and by ti»« pJipt, Tho otiior clay there was a in my nuighbaurhmHt i»f ait committed by pnwanii conntiotad with ft tradii union in tlt« D«fi|fhbtmr^ hood of llulton. Unfortunately a man ^tm by t iittml^r nf hi-* fellow-workmen and wa« killwl. Ko doubt all pri)«^nt ait«l maltreated the man wens guilty of an illegal ai?t, ttitt Ii In in uay who it WUH that wan guilty of th« off*m<se of destroying ttmi ftiiit*ii life. Threes I think, wt?re oonvioted, not of murderibut of f till*!