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THE PARNELL COMMISSION.

* -— (Per mail Bteamer at Auckland.) (per press association. ) Auckland, January 6. The Parnell Oommißaion hearing was resumed on Nov. 27. After wrangling over the prodaotion of a record of outcaciea kept' by Sergeant Gllhooly, of Oouoty Kerry, Mr Justice Hannen snggosted tnst couneel oh both aides ehonld Inßpeot the book. If trey did not objeot, then the Judges would see it. Inapeoor Day's testified that there were inner olroles of the League, which organised Fenians to execute the L?auae'a behests. His informant waa not m the pay of tbo polioo, bnt was a member of the League who had partlcip*t*d In the work of the Timer Olro'e. Oo Nov. 29, Inspector Crane B3VB evidence to thn- effect that wherever a League organlnatlon started m Ireland, '•utrage followed. laspeotoi KfcidepO3ed that he always understood that tho Mooallghtera executed the behest of the League. On November 30 Sir Charles liußsell, fur the Parnellitoß, called tho attention of Mr .Trjßtice Hantitji to a pl^gifd annouuoing that two man named Mitchell and Noah Fitzinanrlce, who had eppeared as wltnesaen for the dofeaoe before the Commission, would addreea v public meetlug, Mr Justice Hannen eaid tha plio^rd was aojavifjvble, and he wou d serve a notice on the Grm puoliabing it. A land agent named Hassey then testified that tenants paid rents s?cretiy, or did not pay them at all, bnoaaae they wore afraid of being shot. There were no Moonlighters, seorot aocie-les, or outraged m O innty K^rry before the 1 e»gae was formed. On D crnober 1 it was seriously proposed, by Mr Par noil 'a conned to withdrnw from the case until evidence directly agsinst the League was to be prodno d ; otherwise the dilatory taotios cf the " Timea 1 ' were sqph that the P»roell Defenae Fand waa likely Jo give oat, and the cand wonld thereby fail.. ■ OQ'Deoember 6. the Cimmlaeion commit tod Muloy, who refured to oo y a eubjee .a to tostify, to priaon uciil farther ordered and to >k the testimony of a laborer tinned Burkr, who allpged thot it was dec dad at a branch La^gao meeting at Oloubar, tbat Lord Montiiiorrls ehould he k'llodj and that wltutga w«g aiked by a mam'oer of tho League oo the day of the -a'oassinajjon to takn pan lv the killing, acd he rffaa.-d. Then, on the evening of the day -of, ibo killing *mthir member of tbe Le-«fiue told witneca that he ejepeo'ed Lord Montmorria would be pub away that night. Witness afttr wards told fciweenry, Mn'rcp, Fjlion, and Mnrphy, allmembe'B of the Leßgoe, thp.t he might assist them In doing away vjth Lor^ Montmorris j but ho ooddenly mtofted them, Later m tho night he saw Mulroe, who bad been wounded In the hand. Mulroe said that he had done away with Lord Montmorcla. On oroaa examination the witness said ha , could not Bwear th>t there was a branoh of the League ac Qlonbar before, tbe marder, '

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THE PARNELL COMMISSION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2030, 7 January 1889

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THE PARNELL COMMISSION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2030, 7 January 1889

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