PARNELL V." TIMES"
» (PBE FBBSS ASSOCIATION.) London 3 May 10 Before the " Times "-Parnell Commission to-day Father Considine was examined, and stated that the National League had never brought to justice any persons who had committed crime. He admitted saying m 1880 that every wretch who refused to join the League deserved to go to cold dead damnation. Father Oonsidine then went on to describe the distressed condition of tenants living m Mayo, and said that their houses were worse than the kennels and stables of the wealthy landlords. No attempt whatever had been made to alleviate their misery, and neither Lord Dillon, who is an extensive land owner m Mayo, nor his predecessor, had ever seen one of their 4500 tenants on the estate. He admitted having encouraged priests to become members of the League, and urged them to maintain its legality, 'lhe suppression of the League had, he said, caused a revival of secret Societies. He disapproved of boycotting and shunning men as if they were lepers,
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