§ MR. C. S. BUTLER
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home 1390 Department, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to offer a reward for the apprehension of the murderer or murderers of Mr. Thomas Briggs, of Clapton Square, who was murderously assailed, plundered, and thrown from a first-class railway carriage on the North London Railway on Saturday evening last, and if the report is true that the alleged murderers have been apprehended?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, he did not know what reward the railway company had offered, but Sir John Lubbock, Robarts, and Co. had offered yesterday a reward of £100, and the Government had offered a similar sum. He had not heard that the perpetrator of the murder had been apprehended, but he was informed that the chain taken from Mr. Briggs was changed yesterday by a silversmith, who had given a very good description of the person by whom it was presented.