§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Is he aware that at the Petty Sessions of Bailieborough, on the 17th of March, John Clarke, aged 75 years, was sentenced by the presiding magistrates, on a charge of drunkenness, to imprisonment for one month with hard labour, without the option of a fine; and, whether he is prepared to recommend a mitigation of the punishment?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
John Clarke was sentenced, as stated, to a month's imprisonment. A Memorial was presented to the Lord Lieutenant, and His Excellency ordered his discharge on the payment of a fine of 20s.