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Colonial Cases

Russia, Army

Daily Southern Cross, 8 August 1856

  The Russians have commenced the evacuation of the fortresses of Remi and Ismail.  The principal physicians of the army at Simpheropol are to be tried by court-martial, for not having taken active measures for the welfare and medical treatment of the sick.


Cardiff & Merthyr Guardian, 9 March 1861


We have important intelligence from Warsaw. On Wednesday, the 27th ult., the inhabitants assembled in numbers. The soldiers fired, and several people were killed and wounded. Next day "order was restored," as the telegraph phrases it, which means, that the disturbance was suppressed. But an addendum to the effect that in the event of any fresh disturbance a state of siege will be proclaimed," indicates that this "riot," as the Government despatch designates it, was not widely different from an insurrection. The latest news from Warsaw states that the town is restored to perfect tranquillity, and that the police duties are being well performed by the people. The troops have retired to their barracks. The funeral of those who fell in the emeute took place on March 2nd. Great crowds attended, but no troops appeared in the streets, as the inhabitants were made responsible for the preservation of the public peace. A telegram from Berlin states that the Emperor of Russia has found fault with Prince Gortschakoff for his clemency at Warsaw, and ordered him to proclaim the state of siege. The statement requires confirmation, especially as we have other telegrams from Berlin of an opposite purport. One of these states that the Russian General who gave orders to fire upon the people is to be tried by courtmartial.  

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