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THE IRISH DELEGATES

Regarding Mr DlUqu's Australian oampaign, the London correspondent of tha"Melbonrne Argua" wrltaa on Jane 21 :— i •••The liondon oorreapondent of tbe 'Freeiman a Journal, 1 apparently •doptlog'opinions expressed In tome of the letteia received from the delegate!, ventures thai remark that the adverse press oommentit upon Mr Dillon ate 'written under orders from Downing street. 1 The Spectator thinks the dif&ouUles enoonntered by the leaders of the Irish movement In Australia oan be explained oh very different ground*. It regtrda Mr Dillon's reply to tbe pressing Interrogatories addressed to him In Melbourne as an admission 'that the funds of the League are diverted to objects whlohj however morally justifiable, are acknowledged by thu Nationalist leaders to savor of conspiracy and treason. Mr Dillon's reasons for not saying how the Land League's money Is spent may be, It say*, i perfectly sound and perfectly bona fide, but, If they are, they entirely overthrow the contention that the Parnelllte movement has from first to last been conducted solely on constitutional lines.' The "Spectator" holds that there Is a great ' deal of solid sense in "The Argot" orltioism In regard to the delegates' appeal! for money. It endorses the contention that the ParnelUtes would have no difficulty In raising half a million of money in England 'If tbe heart ' of even their English allies were onoa touched. The attempt Is not made for two reasons— • 'firstly, beoause the Pamellites see that, the mans of Gladatonlans do not Ilka either them or their canse, and therefore they do not dare to run the risks of a fiasco ; and secondly, because they know that , If English people were to give money, they wou'd demand a rigid acoount of ♦; n 5 way In whloh it was expended.' The necessity for rendering suoh a^ 10 counfc would, however, m&ke the tuoney practically valueless, for It; w o lld mean no expenditure n aeor^ BWV , OB| whioh U t * e P^n °m? '" evolutionary action. Tua Farnelll tea r therefore, prefer to pile up money ' n America and Australia where no qua&tlons are asked, to nuking an appeal to England/' The "Manchester &£ aralner " of the 18h inst contains a letter ; from a correspondent whloh states that the fact, that Arohblshop O»rr sent Me Dillon a £50 cheque and his blessing has made a profound impression on the mind of Dr VAUghan, tbe Roman Oitholio Bishop of Salford, brother of the Jat& Arohblahop Vaughan, of Sydney, who, unless there is a subsequent "hitch!* in the programme, is the destined snooessor of Oardlnsl Manning at Westminster. Dr Vao«fhan Is a strong Unloniot, and like the Duke of Norfolk and many of the English. . Roman Oathollo gentry,uttorly at variß^oe on all social and polltloal qaeßtions. with the Parnelllte prießthood of Italaoa. It la said that his Lordßhip, oii hftvlng tho paragraph about ArchbUhop Oatr pointed out to him, at first iaollned to believe It aa being an aot of « direct contumaoy," but, on hfa befag aasmed ef its oorreotnets, he, with tha cbarnoterlstlc oftufcton of h«s order, reserved his jadgmeat untii all the faots were before him. - ' • -

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THE IRISH DELEGATES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2196, 10 August 1889

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