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Irish News., New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVII, Issue 20, 7 September 1888
Antrim* — At the recent meeting of Moneyglass and Cargin, 1.N.L,, Thomas Henderson presided. The following resolution was adopted: " That we condemn the harsh eentences imposed on John Dillon and William O'Brien, at the instigation of Balfour." At the regular meeting of Lavery 1.N.L., June 10, the following resolution was adopted: "That we congratulate the electors of Southampton on their successful rebellion against the Tory coercion regime by the election of the Liberal candidate for their city." Armagh* — At the recent Quarter Sessions, Judge Kisby granted 60 decrees on the estate of Louisa F. Donnelly, subject to the abatement allowed under the Act of last year. At the meeting of Armagh 1.N.L., June 10, the following resolution was passed ; " That we regret very much to see the irregular attendance of a number of the Irish Parliamentary party during the present session of Parliament, and that a copy of this resolution be sent to J. G. Biggar, M.P., senior whip of the Irish party." Lord Lurgan, the owner of one of the largest estates in the North of Ireland, has issued a circular to the tenantry giving them the option of becoming the owners of their holdings under toe Ashbourne Land Purchase Act. There are about 1,000 tenants on the estate and most of the rents have of late been reduced by the sub-com-missioners. Instead of fixing a uniform rate of purchase over the entire estate, Lurgan proposes to deal separately with the tenants on each holding. The circular mentioned informs each tenant as to the amount of the purchase money in his own individual case, and as to the amount cf the annual installment, which the tenant would have to pay under the Purchase Act, in case of a sale being effected. As there is scarcely any combination among the tenants, it is feared they will have to purchase their holdings at figures shamefully extortionate. Cavan.— At the meeting of Cootehill 1.N.L., June 10, J. McDonnell, chairman, the following resolution was adopted :—": — " Th&t we once more assert the right of the Irish people to struggle for their national and social rights by every meant* in their power." At a recent meeting of Larah 1.N.L., Patrick Devine chairman, the following resolution was adopted : — "That we are pleased to see the noble spirit displayed by our suffering people under a barbarous coercion code, and we are resolved to continue the struggle for our homes and liberty." Clare*— At the Eilrush Quarter Sessions, Martin O'Donnell, being characterised by the Judge as a rogue, refused to give further evidence, and dared the petty tyrant to imprison him. The police have issued a number of processes under the Coercion Act against the tenants on the Vandaleur estate, near Kiliusb, who barricaded their houses. Not only are several carpenters summoned but the tenants themselves, in all cases where the barricading was constructed the day after their term of caretakerahip expired. Mr. Dokerty and his clerks at the timber yard in this town have also been summoned as witnesses. As O'Donnellan Blake-Forster, a Nationalist sympathiser, was driving near Arranview, Kilfenora, he was fired at by an unknown man, but escaped uninjured. A discharged labourer has been arrested on suspicion. Bate-collector Blood and a force of police seized cattle near Newmarket-on-Fergus, belonging to several farmers who refused to pay the Whelehan blood-tax. Barony-constable Dillies has also seized a number of cattle near Kilrush. Considerable opposition was offered. Messrs. Halpin, Hannin, O'Neill, and McMahoD, imprisoned for celebrating Mr. Blunts release, returned horns to Newmarket-on-Fergus en June 15 after finishing their term in gaol. Tne whole country side flocked to meet them, and the town and surrounding districts were illuminated. Addresses were presented by the local National League. Cork*— At the recent Mitcholstown Petty Sessions decrees were granted against 40 farmers for non-payment of the Leahy tax. Mr. Eaton, 8.M., said that if civil taxes were not collected there was an end to civil government in Ireland. As the presentment to the murdering constable was granted by a landlord Grand Jury the people see no moral obligation to pay it. The Countess of Kingston has granted a reduction of 20 per cent. to her Mitchelstown tenants on the rents due, the percentage being the same as that obtained under the Plan of Campaign, Judgment was delivered at Skibbereen on June 14 by Commissioner Coyle in 244 land cases heard in the unions of Macroom and Clonakilty. Beductions as high as 58 per cent, were given, the average being 35 per cent. The Mayor visited the political prisoners confined in Cork Gaol on June 13. Mr. Condon, M.P., who, during the three weeks of bis incarceration has been sleeping on the plank bed, has been supplied with a mattress. In answer to an inquiry from the Mayor, the honorable gentleman stated be had slept well the previous night, and added that during the time he was on the plank bed he did not enjoy, on an average, two hours' sleep each night. The regular meeting of the Cork I.N.L. was held at the Committee Booms, 26 Marlboro' street, the Mayor presiding. Among these present were Messrs. Slattery, Howard, Brew, Forde, Deoring, MacCarthy, Nagle, M. Austin, hon. sec., and W. J. Meade, assist. Bee The following iesolution was unanimously adopted :— lt having come to our knowledge that the Cork Defence Onion have adopted the policy of buying cattle at fairs and market?, and more especially at auctions, for the purpose of stocking evicted farms throughout the country, we hereby r*quest the dealers and farmers to be careful that their cattle do not pass to members of the Defence Union or other doubtful persons, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to all the branches of the League in the County.
Derry* — Jane 10 being the second anniversary of the defeat of Mr. Gladstone's Home Bule Bill, several of the local Orange flute bands paraded the streets of Coleraioe playing anti-National airs. They | were followed by large crowds. Bey. John B. Smythe, 0.M.1., died recently at St. Joseph's Orphanage, near Jaffna. Father Smythe was son of a Presbyterian minister of this County. When he was about twelve years old he was received into the Charch by the Oblate Fathers, after which he went to Borne. Later on he entered the house of the Oblate Order in France, and was ordained in Ceylon in 1881. Lately Father Smythe acted as military chaplain at Colombo. A serious riot took plice in Derry on Jane 10. An excursion party of Foresters from Dundalk were leaving the city by train, and while waiting under a portico of the railway station one of the bands began to play In violation of the proclamation issued by the Mayor for the occasion. Captains Gage and Bereeford, R.M.s, ordered the police to charge the band. Then be=raa an indiscriminate batoning of the defenceless people, and mounted police charged through the crowd. Three or four policemen and a number of people were seriously injured. Donegal.— At the late meeting of G-artan 1.N.L., P. A Dunlevy presided. This resolution was passsed :— That we regard the reaolutioos of our bishops on the Besbript as proving that that document does not absolutely condemn the Plan of Campaign and boycotting. Mr. Slevin, manager of the Hibernian Bank, Letterkenny, was again summoned to attend Falcarragh Coercion Court and produce copies of accounts of certain persons taken from the bank books. It is said that another local bank has been advised by counsel to refuse to show its books. At the Falcarragh Coercion Court, June 12, four of the five political prisoners were remanded, for the fourth time, to Derry Gaol for seven days. The other, Shane O'Donnell, an old man, fainted on his third journey to gaol. It was with great difficulty he recovered. He appeared greatly debilitated by the confiaement and travel and was discharged. The following letter from the Bishop of Baphoe appeared in a recent issue of the Dublin Freeman :— Dear Sir,— The extraordinary way in which the preliminary inquiry clauses_of the Crimes Act are being worked in Donegal compels me to draw public attention to the increasing gravity of the situation that has been forced upon the people. For the maintenance of good order among them lamby my position more deeply concerned than any Basident Magistrate, and I cannot look on without protest while some of the most peaceful districts in Ireland are belog thrown into a state of utter confusion by the needless operations of a secret Coercion Court. It is impossible to heal the wounds already inflicted on public tranquility by this itinerant tribunal, but Jit may not be too late to arrest the danger of still worse results. Its daily work is a standing menace to peace and incitement \to violence. Let the whole responsibility for disorder rest on those whose tyrannical administration has called it into beirg.— Faithfully yours, f Patrick O'Donnell. Down. — A Presbyterian Home Buler writes from Newry to the Dublin Freeman repudiating the assertion of the Moderator at the General Assembly at Belfast that the Irish Presbyterians did not want self-government. W. M. Orr, aged 22, and a native of this County, has headed the I list of successful students at the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos, and thus won the coveted position of Senior Wrangler for 1888. The Universities have no higher mathematical hononr for a student and Mr. Orr. is to be congratulated upon a brilliant beginning of what, it is to be hoped, will prove a distinguished career. m^ Dublin,— lt is reported that Maurice Davin, the great Irish athlete, will send two hurling teams and a number of athletes to America this fall. His object is to establish the G.A.A. in the Western Kepublic, and thus form another strong link to bind our American cousins to us. Mr. Davin is the President of the Central Council. The dead body of a man about 40 years of age was found in a railway carriage at Peterborough, England. On him were found two cards with the name, Robert M. K. lickell, Dublin likening Mail. He was after shooting himself wilh a revolver. Tickell was the son of the proprietor^ the Dublin Orange organ. Fermanagh* — At the recent meeting of Derrylin I.N.L. Rev James Fitzpacrick presided. The following resolution was carried : — That as, fair-minded people, we have no confidence in the partisan land courts, which are the merest tools of the Balfourian Government ; and it is a notorious fact that the reductions are entirely inadequate. The weekly meeting of Bnniskillen I.N.L. was held, June 10. Bcv. George McMeel presided. J. Downs, a large employer of labour in this town, was electci Vice-President. Mr. Downs thanked the members for the honour they had conferred on him in electing him Vice-President", and said he hoped they would find him worthy of the trust reposed in him. He had not up to the present time taken a very active part in the National movement, but he had always sympathised with his countrymen in their struggle to assert their rights, and he hoped in future to be mure of a soldier and less of a spactator in the battle for Ireland's freedom. Galway< — The house of a bailiff named Keating, residing on Lord Huntington's estate, near Loughrea, was burned completely, Juno 12. Lord Huntinglon disputed with his tenants over the rent question, which caused a bailiff named Fahey to give up his situation. Immediately af t.er Fahey resigned the bailiffship the office was taken by Keating, who has lived since with the people of this parish on the worst terms: John Roche, cf Woodford, who has tasted the sweets of solitary confinemeut under the Balfour regime is at last recovering from the effects of his incarceration. About a dozen soldiers of the Welsh Fusiliers demolished the shop of Thomas McDonagh, Flood street, Galway, and assaulted a man named Connolly.
James Goode presided at the last meeting of Ballinasloe I.N.L. AmoDg the members present were : — T. J. Manning, W. Portill, M. Polan, anfir*Robert M. Finn. The following resolution was adopted : * — That we hereby place on record our deep sympathy with Mrs. Kilmartin for the cruel outrage she has been subjected to in being brutally evicted while in a dying state and wbile her husband was a prisoner in Galway Gaol ; that we condemn in the strongest terms the savage conduct of the landlord in refusing to giv9 Mrs. Kilmartin shelter and casting hsr out on the roadside to die. One of the largest League Conventions ever known in this County was held in Kiimore on June 10. P. J. Kelly presided. Mr. Kelly aaid that only for the Plan of Campaign and boycotting the Irish people would have large'y resorted to the wild justice of revenge.
Bailiff Malone and a large force of poice evicted Thomas Finn and John Kelly at Woodford June* 12. The tenants were taken completely by surprise. Thomas Finn and his wife were away at a farm, but the families made a stout resistance. Mrs. Kelly was arrested for throwing a pot of scalding water on Land-thief Lewis, and J. J. Finn waß arreßted for striking an Emergencyman named Gamble. As J. Kelly was coming home he heard the ring of the crowbars, and the shouts of the Emergencymen. The alarm was sounded, but before the people arrived the Emeigencymen levelled the houses and out-officeß of Kelly and the dwelling-house of Finn. When the people got word of the real state of affairs they quickly hurried across the hills. The house-levellers at this juncture held a hasty consultation, and then betook themselves to the shelter of Ballingar. The regular fortnightly meeting of Athenry I.N.L. was held June 10. Bey. Canon K. Thomas presided. Among the prominent members present were ;— Michael Fahy, treasurer ; Michael Nolan, Francis J. Finnerty, Michael Lardner, James Byan, Patrick Dunleavy, Andrew Keary, Thomas Coyne, Edward Whelan, Patrick Hynes. In the cases of the Coldwood tenants, where ejectment processes have been served, a settlement was effected, the landlord giving a reduction of 40 per cent., and remitting the coats. The tenants considered the reduction not sufficient, and have now under consideration a proposition submitted by the agent. The settlement of the rent in future will be left to two farmers — one selected by the landlord, |the lother by the tenants— who are empowered to call in a third farmer, whose decision shall be final.
Kerry. — At the last meeting of the Killarney Town Commissioners, Mr. Brosnan moved the following resolution, which was adopted unanimously :— That, while we adhere to the teachings of the Holy See in faith and morals, we strongly endorse the action of the Irish Parliamentary party on the Roman Rescript. At the Killorglin Coercion Court, Timothy Patrick Connor, Maitin Connor, and Hono r a Connor were indicted for obstructing Bailiff Ray on May 30. Honora Connor was sentenced to one month's imprisonment and the otheisto five months' hard labour. This is the most unjust and tyrannical sentence for a,a " offence " of this kind ever heard of in this Couatv.
The tenants on the estate of Mrs". Staughton, B*llyhorgan, lately offered their rents to the agent, R, Fitzgerald. TraWe, le>s 30 p2r cent. This reduction has been allowed fjr tin past five years. Fitzgera'd declined taking the rents at 30 per cent, but offered to take them at 20, adding at the same time that even this small reduction would be given only to those who paid presently, and nothing to those who sought for time, although the rente are demanded this year six weeks earlier than usual. The action of the tenants is awaited with lively interest, as any act of tyranny such as this was never before perpe'ra 1 el on this property, even in the palmy days when George Sandes ruled it.
For some time past cattle-seizing for rent on the Kenmare estate has bben carried on unceasingly, aad tlie feeling of terror and insecurity which has been created by this spoliation amongat the unfortunate tenantry can scarcely be realised by people outside the farming circle. In many districts, whilst toe cattle are grazing during tha day in the fields, sentinels are posted lest the landlord's bailiff should pounce upon them unawares, and carry them off, and to such an extent has this feeling of insecurity reached, that if a number cf strange men are seen approaching in the distance, the alarm is given by the blowing of a horn, or in some other significant manner, and the cattle are driven off the land, to escape being cap. tured. Then again at night the same precautions aic taken. The poor people are obliged to keep their cattle iv their dwelling-houses until morning and where this can't be conveniently done, for want of accommodation or oV erwis", a clotc watch is kept on them, lest the dreaded bailiff «hould corns "like a thief io. the night"' and sweep them off as his piey.
Kildare.— W. Hennessy, 8.L., and Mr. Roe attended at Kildare to collect rents from the tenants of the Lacka estate, which is partly owned by W. Hennessy senr., and by the Plunkett Minors. About] three weeks since Henneesy attended for a like purpose, but as he refused to settle with one of the tenants against whom he had taken proceedings, not a tenant pud but one. None oil the tenants putting in an appearance. Hennessy. B.L , took a walk about tho town to see if he could meet any of them, but none came his way.
Kilkenny.— At the late meeting of Johnstown I N.L , Rev. A. Lowry pre3ided. The following resolution was ad >pted :— " That wo heartily endorse the resolutions adopted by the Caiholic members of the Irish party, and we promise never to relax our efforts until we areconceied the full measure of our legitimate demands— namely, the restoration of our native Parliament."
If, ing'S County.— Rhode I.N.L. committee met, June 10, Rev. £. Kelly presiding. The following resolution was unanimously adopted :—" Tnat we heanily congratulate the Archbishops aad Bishops of Ireland, in explaining by their resolutions the recent Rescript, which was calculated to arouse strong feelings tf disappointment that the Popa should, even seemingly, assist the landlords of Ireland to extract rack-rent, and also support tha tyrannical Tory Government."
J. P. Hayden, T. 0., was released from Tullamore Goal on the expiration of a sentence of threa months' imprisonment under the Coercion Act. He was met outside the prison by a large crowd, who accompanied him to the Charlevllle Arms Hotel, where addresw* were presented to him by the Town Commissioners, local branches of the League, and the people of Kilbeggan. A large number of persons were present from Kilbeirgan, Mullingar, Tnllamore, and the surrounding districts. Mr. Hayden returned thanks for the addresses. They were, he said, a greater honour than his services or sufferings merited. Not a single Irishmen ever became a recreant on account of the treatment which the tyrants of his country meted out to him. He himself felt specially honoured at being thrica singled out for imprisonment.
I*eltrim.— At the late meeting of Oarrigallen 1.N.L.. Rer. Patrick Gilchreest presided. James Carney proposed the following resolution, which was carried by acclamation :— That we join with all the patriotic people of Ireland in denouncing the tyrannical rule of Balfour and Co., and that we will persevere in our efforts to gain our individual rights and our National independence. At the Oarrick-on-Shannon Quarter Sessions 119 ejectment cues were entered. During the hearing of a case the tenant complained that the police had prevented him from entering the court when hit case was called. Judge Waters (to the police)— Here you are conspiring to prevent a person from doing that which he had a legal light to do— namely, to prevent a tenant from paying his rent, one of the greatest crimes known to the law. Report yourself for being guilty of that crime under the Coercion Act. If Mr. Roche was up here he would make short work of you.
L4merlck." — Judge Purcell opaned the Quarter Sessions June 14. There beingmo criminal cased for trial, the Sheriff presented him with a pair of white gloves. The chairman, in discharging the Grand Jury, said that he had latterly received so many pairs of white glovea at the Quarter Sessions that he really did not know what to do with them.
William Marks, a London Jew, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment at the Limerick Petty Sessions for selling indecent photographs. The circumstances of the case being reported to the Viceroy the authorities at the Castle have directed the release of Marks, and he has since been discharged. At the same time thousand! of innocent Nationalists arc allowed to rot in prison. A meeting cf the Committee was held at Kilmallock for the purpose of receiving subscriptions in aid of the memorial to ba erectel to the late W. H. O' Sullivan. Rev. J. Hallinan presided, and a large number of subscriptions were handed in, and some letters read, amongst them the following from J. F. X. O'Brien, M. P. "If I had not been so hurried when writing to you la»t night (baying just returned from the North of England, and many matters to attend to), I would very much have wished to siy how much tbe late W. H. O'Sullivan deserved of his countrymen for the manly part he took, and the great sacrifices he made in the cause so dear to us all. Kilmallock, aud the County of Limerick in special, have reason to be proud of him, and it would well bjco-neall Ireland to join with them in showing appreciation of such a man. In 1866 1 had special reason for knowing the extent of his dcv >ti<m to Ireland. I had towards the late years of his life opportunity of knowing him very intimately, and to the last I esteemed him as a good man and a thorough Irishman. In his death his family have had au irreparable loss, while for his friends and countrymen who knew him a very apparent gap has b«en left, iv the rank of the brave and devoted sons of our laud."
I*OUtn« — The Indepenieat Ciub met at at the Mayoralty Rooms, the Mayor presiding. Mr. Sinncock proposed the following resolution : — That we endorse the resolutions adepted by the Irish Catholic M. P.'s <tt their meeting in the Mansion House, Dublin, relative to the Rescript issued by the Holy Office of the Inqusition at Rome, and we respectfully decline +o acknowledge the right of any foreign power to interfere with our people in the management of Irish political affairs, while bowing to the voice of the (Sovereign Pontiff on all spiritual matters.
IHayO. — At a meeting of the Natal Workingme »'s Association, M. J . Kearnp, son of James Kearns of Swinford, a veteran bandmaster who playei f>r O'Connell, was chairman, and advised hi* hearers to vote for an advocate of land reform and labour rights. A large mrctmg of Augbamore I.N.L. was held, June 10, to welcome home Rsv. P. M'-Alpine, who was on the Continent for the benefit of bis health. The officers and committee of the branch, accompanied by 2,000 people, presented an address to the worthy priest in behalf of the Nationalists of the district. It will be remembere.l that Father M'Alpine settled the dispute been L >rd Dillon and his tenants last spring, and is held in high estimation by his people.
Two bailiffs named Fly nn and Cassidy, while showering ejestment notices on the estate of Lord Dillon, were exhibiting revolvers and threaiening people very recklessly. They fired some shots at a crowd of boys, and the people rushed out of their houses to see the cause of the trouble. The cowardly bailiffs then made for the Ctiarleatown police barracks and swore false information!) for assault against a great number of peoDle. The result is that a feeble old man of 60 and « little boy of 13 buve been sent to gaol for 21 days. Louisburgh I.N.L. met, June 10, Rev. James Godfrey, chairman. The following resolution was passed unanimously : — That we express our indignation at the cruel sentence passed by Balfour'b hirelings on the brave and patriotic John Dillon, and we tender him our heartfelt sympathy for his suffering in the cause of Ireland.
Meath.— Rev. P. Cantwell presided at the late meeting of Eonore I.N.L. Mr. Fullara proposed and Mr. P. Reilly seconded the following res ilution : — Tbat we condemn, in the strongest manner, the tyrannical sentence passed by Balfour's Removable* on John Dillon, M.P.. aud we hereby express our unabated confidence in him aud tender him our sincere sympathy, Oldcastle I.N.L. general meeting was held, June 10, Rev. W. P. Kearney, chairman. There was a large attendance of members', including Rev. L. Grehan, M, Grace, J. Tuite, P. Gaynor, T. Flood f
P. Grace, P. Griffin, and H. Halligan. Richard Lucy proposed and Matthew Hand seconded the following resolution, which was unanimously r^ppted :— That we congratulate John Morley on his m»gnifi- ' cent speech at St. Jameß's Hall, London, and as Irishmen we heartily thank him for the scathing and able manner in which he has exposed the working of Balfour's infamous Coercion Act to the masses of the English people. Monag^lian* — The sale of tickets in aid of St. MacCartin's Cathedral has realised over £10,000. At the meeting of Magheracloone I.N.L. on June 10 Thomas Kelly presided. The following resolution waa adopted : — That we are sincerely grateful to the Irish hierarchy for their expressions of good- will to the National movement shown in their resolutions on the Rescript. Judge Barron heard an application for 150 ejectment notices on the Shirley estate at the Castleblayrjcy Sessions. Several applications for time for payment were made by the tenants, to some of which the Judge acceaed, but in a great many of the cases application! were refused. At Caatleblayney Sessions Judge Barron granted a decree for £3 15s against a mill-owner named James Nesbitt for refusing to scratch flax for Owen Flanigao, who alleged that the refusal was in consequence of his being boysotted. Nesbitt alleged that he coold not scratch the flax by reason of the mill machine having broken down. RoSCOmmon,-At the Boyle Quarter Sessions the Chairman, O'Connor Morris, stated that he should consider all fair rent applications on Colonel King-Harman's estate pending in his court as fallen through by the landlord's death. Should this be the law it will canae grave inconvenience and loss to immense numbers of the KingHarman tenantry, over a thousand of whom have fair rent applications pending before the Land Commissioners. Tipperary.— At the last meeting of Fairymount I.N.L. P. Higgins presided. The following resolution was adopted :— That we ' agree with the resolutions of the Catholic Members of Parliament at their meeting in Dublin, while acknowledging obedience to His Holiness the Pope in all things spiritual. At the Tipperary National League on June 10. Rev. M. Power presiding, the tenants of J. Massey, of Kingswell House, came before the meeting and made a statement as to their treatment. E. Grant said be was paying £3 an acre for 19£ acres : he got an abatement of 20 per cent, in 1882, but it was far ton high still, and since '81 he waa paying the rent in money received from some land he sold. The landlord refused him any further reduction, and served him with a process for a year's rent in May last. Mr. Quirk said he held poor land at 32s an acre. He nevet got any reduction but 10 per cent, about 5 years ago. He was inclined to go into court, but Mr. Massey told him he would get do reduction. A resolution was unanimously passed callimg on Mr. Massey to accept payment on account in the case of those tenants, pending the decision of the Land Courts, Tyrone. — A lecture delivered at Omagh on June 12 by Alex. Bowman on the "Past and Present of the Irish Question," under the auspices of the local National League, was disturbed by a number of " loyal " rowdier, who smashtd the windows of the hall. One stone grazed Mr. Bowman's head. The lecturer restrained the people present from rushing out and avenging the outrage. A successful meeting under the auspices of the local I.N.L. was held at Newtownstewart, June 10. There were present : Revs. P. Kelly, Drumquin ; W. A. O'Doherty, Drumquin ; Geo. Nelson, Ardstraw ; Father Toner, Ardstraw ; W. T. O'Doherty, Castlederg ; B. Mulholland,Doremana ; J. McConalogue, Urney ; John Mcllhattan, Strabane ; Jos. McKefrey, Donagbede ; Samuel Connelly, Upper Plumbridge ; D. O'Doherty, Donaghmore. Michael Davitt said it was his profound conviction that Almighty God in His wisdom had a grand destiny in store for this fatherland of ours, and it should be the duty of yonng and old, Catholic and Protestant, to work that destiny our and place our country in its rightful position in the ranks of civilised, self-governed nations. The most cruel and barbarous eviction ever heard of in this County was carried out by 40 police on the Fardioss estate near Clogher. The evicted family, whose name is Bogue, consists of six members, of whom one — a blind boy — had just received the last sacrament of the Church, while the father, an old man of 80, was bo ill as so appear utterly unconscious of what was going on around him. Another son besought Sub-Sheriff McKelvey to delay the removal of the father till the parish priest might be sent for, as the arrival of McKelvey had taken the family by surprise, but the officer was inexorable, replying that he had come there to carry out the instructions given him by the agent. The old man was then transferred from his bed to a cart, in which he was conveyed to the honse of a son-in-law, where he received the last sacraments immediately afterwards from the parish priest. "Westmeatll.— The:monthly meeting of Castletown I.N.L. was held, Jane 10, Father Hughes, chairman. There was a large attendance of members. Resolutions against land grabbing and evictions were passed. It now turns out that Policeman Simpson, who shot Sergt. McGowan and afterwards committed suicide in the Moate Police Barrack,at(empted to shoot another peeler named White before putting an end to himself. After the release of J. P. Haynen Uom. Tullamore Goal, William Flynn, Kilbeggao, on behalf of the people of the County Westroeetb, proposed a cordial resolution of thanks to the people of fullamore for the unremitting care and attention bestowed on political prisoners who bad been confined from that County and other parts of Ireland in Toilamore Goal. ' Weacford.— The tenants lately evicted on the Tottenham estate at Ballykerogue are to have a number of huts built for them. The bouse for Mr. Costcl l oe's family will be built in a position where the evicted tenant can " keep his eye on his holding." The system that supports these persecuted tenants is surely entitled to the admiration of all humane men.
Wicfelow.— -Evictions on the Waterford estate at Hollywood are expected to commence shortly. The tenants are prepared for the struggle. The regular weekly meeting of Arklow 1.N.L., was held, June 10, Bey. J. Dunphy, chairman. The following resolution was passed unanimously : — That we renew our adherence to the programme of the National League and we are resolved to continue the struggle until its objects are realised.
Irish News., New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVII, Issue 20, 7 September 1888
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