PARNELL V. " TIMES"
(PER PEKSS ASSOCIATION.)
London, May 7.
It was Mr Harrington, not Mr O'Brien, who insisted on attending the Commission m prison garb. The latter appeared m his ordinary dress.
Before the Commission to day the cross-examination of Mr Parnell was continaed. He admitted having made advances on behalf of the League from his private funds, and the Court directed the production of the cheques, pointing out that it was clearly the duty of Mr Parnell to search for, and produce, these documents for the satisfaction of the Bench. The witness declared that Patrick Ford garbled his American speeches when publishing them m the " Irish World," m order to convince the readers of that paper that his (Parnell's) views were ultra advanced. He baa never stated that before. Mr Parnell also admitted that when speaking m 1881, he was aware that Davitt hadl reported the existence of dangerous secret societies m the West of Ireland, but he had never denounced these secret societies. Land leaguers might join the Clan-na gael without treachery to the League, but they would be traitors if they advocated the use of dynamite. Heexamined by Sir C. Russell the witness stated that Ford advocated and oollected funds for dynamite purposes m 1883 and 1884, but he veered round m 1884. He was afraid that the outrages were the work of the lower class of Fenians and Ribbon men.
* Chicago, May ft. Dr. Cronin, the friend of Major lie Caron, the British Government spy, who gave evidence before the Commission is missing, and he is supposed to have been murdered. An empty packing case was found near his house, upon which were marks of blood and tufts of hair believed to belong to Cronin. It Is suspected he has fallen a victim to Irish vengeance m consequence of Le Caron betraying the secrets of the party.
Permanent link to this item
PARNELL V. "TIMES", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2130, 9 May 1889
PARNELL V. "TIMES" Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2130, 9 May 1889
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.