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■ A Split in the Camp. (By Cable.) London, Jan; 13. The trial of the Land Leaguers at Dublin continues. ’ Mr. MacDonogh has opened the case for the defence of the parties accused, and in the course of Ills address lie made a statement that he regarded the accusations which were brought against the Land Leaguers as being, in reality, the landlords’ indictment against the tenants. London, Jan. 14. Mr. Shaw and fifteen other Irish members of the House of Commons have seceded from Mr. Parnell’s leadership. (By the Mail.) An immense anti-leaguers' meeting was held at Monaghan, on December Iflth, Lord Rossmore presiding. Resolutions were passed declaring that an equitable settlement of the land: question was: absolutely necessary, a settlement giving landlords a fair rent, and tenants protection from rack rents and capricious evictnient.

“ Boycotting ” is inflexibly imposed in disaffected districts, and .is driving even well moaning people’,and many tants into’ open affiliation With;., the Leaguers. Numerous instances are given when with, police protection, .prescribed individuals could obtain uolhing in the way of labor, fool, or lodging'from the inhabitants

.In Dublin, the merchants and other citizens declare that they will not serve on juries in State trials for fear of injury to their business or murder. The local attorneys refuse to serve -eviction papers, and in one instance where' one' did serve papers, he narrowly escaped with his life, although he apologised and promised not to repeat the action. ' Winter has set in with severity, and much suffering exists among laborers on account of the scarcity of work, the League taking care of duly those who/ arc ordered to quit employment as marked men. In some cases, the League ordered landlords to put'on men to improve; their property, which in some cases lias been done. ! ■ • -I-!.: ■. : '

The Chief Justice of the Queen’s Bench, Dublin, denounced the Irish anarchy in unmeasured terms, intimating very plainly that he would enforce tholaw with the utmost rigor possible. For this language, the Chief Justice has been set upon with the utmost fury by the Leaguers in, Ireland and sympathisers in England. One man at Armagh, County Tyrone, lias been sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for shooting ,at-a , landlord’s bailiff. A man named Mulholland was shot dead, by a Leaguer named Graham, near Clonmel, when serving a writ. Graham escaped through being aided by the neighbours, but was afterwards arrested.

On December 14th, Baron Doures, presiding at the Connaught Assizes, read a threatening letter dooming him to death should he convict any of the Leaguers. Several other Judges have received letters of a similar purport. On December 16th, the Land Leaguers issued an address condemning the outrages and sending threatening letters. ' Th§ Leaguers themselves have received threatening letters, and Parnell got one, telling him that he would be shot if he attended a certain meeting pn December 15th. ■ , .. /

Urgent orders have been issued to the troops in Dublin to hold themselves in readiness for service, and furloughs have been cancelled. The Scots Guards will reinforce the troops here, and a regiment from Gibraltar for England has been ordered to land at Cork. Magazines and depots are being established throughout the disaffected districts, with detachments iof soldiers and constabulary to guard thorn, and for other services.

(Per s.s. Tararua, at the Bluff.) London, Doc. 27.

A confereucc-of the leading members yf the Home Rule party, has been held* hi Dublin for the purpose, of considering the policy to be pursued by the Irish members in the forthcoming session of Parliament. If has been decided tn submit an amendment to' the Address, which shall convey a strong protest against the police being allowed to assist in the enforcement of evictions.

. > Dec 29. There has been fighting between the soldiers and street roughs in Dublin. Tile Daily Telegraph states that it is the intention of the Government to re-enact the Irish - Peace Preservation > Act,- to which will be added several powers authorising the authorities to search for and seize arms.

A very largely attended meeting of Land Leaguers was held at Loughrea. It is estimated that 30,000 persons were present, members : of ; the Irish . Land League.. The affair,- although somewhat demonstrative and tumultuous without serious disturbance.

Subscriptions from friends of the Land League are flowing in plentifully, and their /income reached the astonishingly latgC amount of LflOO sterling per day. Jan. 5;

A meeting of disaffected persons, was held at Tralee, the market town,- of County-Kerry. The police, in accordance with {the recent decision , of the Government to prohibit nieetihgs'in connection with, the land question-from being hold, in disturbed districts, sut-roundered. i ; the assembled crowd and "arrested; six ring-: leaders.

. A riotous gathering having taken place at New; Brook, County Mayo, the police ■were compelled to charge the rioters ; with their bayonets, and several persons-wqre seriously wounded. r

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THE LARD LEAGUERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 243, 15 January 1881

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THE LARD LEAGUERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 243, 15 January 1881

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