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PARNELL COMMISSION.

(Put Pbsss Association.)

Lohdov, May 30. Before the " Times "-Parnell Commission Joseph G. Biggar, M.P. for Cavan W., admitted that he belonged to the Fenian organisation, but denied that he was even an " Invincible." He condemned outrage.

Mr Arthur O'Connor, M.P. for Donegal E., giving evidence before the Commission, disclaimed any knowledge of the League's books. He approved boycotting land grabbers.

Mr Justin McCarthy admitted giving Byrnejhis cheque for in exchange for another cheque of similar amount shortly before he fled to the Continent. He did not consider boycotting intimidation, even if by it caretakers were deprived of their means of living. He undertook to produce the cashbook of the English branch of the League. Mr G. Lewis, solicitor for the defence declared that he had produced all the books of the League which were obtainable. He had never enquired for letters, cheques, and records of the Land or National League.

The u Times " seeks to postpone Mr Parnell's action until the Commission has sent in its report.

(Received Jone 1, 12 47 p . m ) LovDOKt May 31. The hearing of the action brought by Mr Farnell against the "Times" has been fixed for November. The

"Times" has appealed against the action being heard until the Commission now sitting has reported.

(Received Jone 1, 12 47 p.m ) New Tobk, May 31. It is reported in Chicago that Alex. Sullivan persuaded Egan to grant 100,000 dollars to prevent the secession of the Clanna-Gael, and that of this amount Sullivan lodged 80,000 dollars in the Treasury of the Clan-na-Gael, utilizing the balance himself.

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PARNELL COMMISSION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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PARNELL COMMISSION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2140, 1 June 1889

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