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PARNELL V. " TIMES"

ADMISSIONS BY O'BRIEN. [MR PBXSS ASSOCIATION.] London, May 23. In the course of his evidence before the " Times "-Parnell Commission, Mr O'Brien said he regretted the attacks he had made on " Buckshot " Foreter and Earl Spencer, and also' regretted the tone of many of the articles m « United Ireland." The conduct of the paper would now depend on any change m- the condition of affairs. He ad mitted that be had denounced six hundred Irish gentlemen for toasting the Quean, to whom he had referred as aa old lady who scarcely decently disguised her hatred of Ireland. The London Press was responsible for the' dynamite policy by pandering to the lore of the people for sensation. He said he had attacked the Prince of Wales on the oooasion. of bis visit to Ireland because he came to counteract the Irish national sentiment, and also that he might persuade the English that Irish feeling was a bogus feeling. Hewonld bare advocated rebellion ln Ireland if he had thought it would have been successful. Regarding the Manchester cntrageon September 18, 1867,. when policeman Brett was killed m the forcible rescue of two Fenians, the witness said he regarded the attempt at rescue as perfectly honest warfare. He did not believe tbat Allan, Larkin and Gould could be considered guilty of murder. He, for one, held them m respect. This remark was applauded by Messrs Parnell and Michael Dayitt, who were sternly rebuked by Sir James Hannen, President of the Commission, who threatened to expel them from the preeincta of the Court Continuing his evidence, O'Brien tudd resistance to evictions was mere child's play. It was true that he {ravelled with Patrick Ford, editor of the "Irish World," when m America. Mr Timothy D. O'Buliivan, M.P. for College Green, ifi now being examined before the Commission. (Reoeived May 25, 12 20 p.m.) Loicdok, May 24. In reply to an Irish deputation which waited upon him congratulating him on the complete vindication of his character by the collapse of the "Times" charges, Mr Parnell declared that concession would follow concession until her national Parliament had been restored to Ireland. He had never admitted the Commission to be a fair tribunal to ] bear the issue at stake ; that issue waa ! Bot capable of decision by any earthly tribunal. The main issue was ignored and the political issue was put before men who were incompetent to give a fair decision on the subject. If a constitutional movement failed to restore to Ireland the right to make her own laws he would not remain at Westminster twenty-four hours, but he believed that his country was now very near the realisation of her wishes. (Reoeived May 26, 1.20 p.m ) •-> Lpppox, May 24. Continuing his evidence before the Parnell Commission, Mr W. O'Brien justified the hunting of the Chairman of the Kingstown Commission from pablic life for having shaken hands with the Prince of Wales. It was the duty of the- Irish to seize every chance afforded by Imperial disaster! to fight fOf tfttJl right,, «^ r :lL,_

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PARNELL V. " TIMES" Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 25 May 1889

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