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Irish News.

AMtrim.— At the International Exhibition held recently in Edinburgh, acotland, Mrnrs. Thornton and Company, High street, Belfast werp awarded three gold medals for elegance of design and quality h Wt*^rProofW t *^ r P roof & armentB > appliances, game bags, and hospital Quite a number of linen manufacturers of Belfast were fined recently for violating the Factory Act by detaining juvenile workers after the hours prescribed. It was stated that they were detained so as to expediate the packing of goods for New York in order to reach that port before the McKinley Tariff Act came into operation. Armagh.— The annual harvest fair of Camlough was held recently. I'bere was a large supply of stock offered for sale. The attendance of farmers and dealers was large, but buying was not brisk. Prices showed no improvement on current quotations. Milk cows were in good demand, and young cows realised from £20 to 422 ; second class, £16 to £18 ; tbird class, £8 10s to £11 each. Carlo W.— Ejectment decrees were recently obtained against the following tenants in the county —Anne Watters, Kilclony ; Anne Dougherty, Se-kinnan ; and Patrick Gahan, Michael Leighlan, and John Timmons of Tullow district. Clare.— Fathers Vaughan and Burke, Kildysart, recently preached excellent sermons on tbe evils of drink, and strongly advised tbe congregation to join the temperance movement. A convention ot the priests and people of West Clare was held at Kilruah recently in support of the Irish Tenants' Defence Associaturn. There was a large attendance. The convention was privately conducted. Very Rev. Dr. White, Kilruah, presided. There were also present, Jeremiah Jordan, M.P., and Joseph R. Cox, M.P. Cork,— Jeremiah Corcoran has obtained £100 as damages from Captain Rye, for injuring him by shooting. A barrel of porter started down Barrack hill, Fermoy, recently, and gained such speed in its journey tbat it was impossible for any person to stop it nntil it had run its course. The bailiffs who are raiding in Meelin district on behalf of the leader estate, recently made a splendid capture. They invested a pig-stye belonging to John Drislane, in which two hoggies and an adult pig were sleeping. These they seized od. and marched, in procession, surrounded by wagons of armed policemen, to the pound at AJtnturk. While the Guardians of the Skuli Union were sitting recently, the boardroom was stormed by a body of labourers, small farmsrs and women, apparently in a starving condition, who stated that their families were sick and d>ingr, with do nourishment but unripe potatoes the size of marbles, and no drink but water. The Guardians could not give relief, but passed a resolution asking the Government to provide employment for them. At Banteer recently the final match for the Munster Football Championship was fought be. ween teams representing Cork and Heiry. An enormous concourse of people assembled to witness the contest, ihe Midleton team brought with them by special train a host of friends from their native town and Cork, while those who jourmed down to the meeting place with the Killorglin men were not less numerous. The contest resulted in a victory for Cork Michael Murphy, residing at Clounagaskin, near Castletownbere, last week died at th« age of 102yeais. He possessed extraordinary mental as well as physical powers, and about two months ago walked toLastletown on Sunday morning, communicated, and remained for second Mass, and afterwards he walked borne with the agility of a strong man, without taking his breakfast. He lived about four miles from Gastletown and always walked to town backward and forward weekly. He clearly remembered the arrival of the French fleet in Bantry Bay, as well as the betrayal and arrest of its officers. Father Mahony, who died recently in Auckland, was boru at Macroom, 1823. Having joined the Fr nciscan Order, he received his theological education at St. Isadore's College, Rome. His first mission was Ennis, County Clare. By permission of the General of is«? V illf^ Franciscan missionaries of the Holy Land in 1862. In 1866 the cholera was raging, and Father Mahony had to perform the duties of priest, physician and grave-digg«. Cardinal Howard, one of the company which visited the Holy Land, wished him to return to Ireland. His answer was-" I cannot leave the creatures. I will stand or fall with them." Soon his health became impaired, and be returned to Saint Isadore's and subsequently to the Irish Franciscans at Ca P r*mca. Having spent newly a year amongst his Irish brethren he electei to go to Auckland, where he arrived in 1867. The unselfishness of his life was worthy the country and his Order. He lived and laboured for God and his fellow-man. Donegal.— The celebrated Arthur J. has recently been innning over the distressed portions of this County. At Killybegs the pnttt and people required him to erect a pier in connection with the line of railway, which he stated would receive his careful considera ion. Fermanagh.— At a meeting of the William Redmond branch of tue 1.N.L., in Knuiskillen it was Btated that as the result of Jhe revision sesssons the Nationalists had obtained a total gain of , Calway.— A large number of persons left Galway recently for Australia. They were taken off free, agents for the purpose of gathering together suitable laboureis desirous of emigrating being in Galway for some weeks past. It is not accurately known what the emigrants are to be employe t at when they reach Australia. ■n.**?' ?? ce * n McLau g hl »° of Tuam was some time ago presented with a testimonial of over £300 by his admiring friends and grateful parishioners on the occasion of his golden jubilee. The dean has now given the entire sum, along with £500 on his own part, towards founding and endowing a free bursarship at Maynooth.

A seriout explosion occurred ia Ballinasloe Workhouse while the master was searching his room for an escape of gas with a ligh ©d match. Much damage was done to th« workhouse and the door of the chapel, fifty yards off, wag broken. The master and porter were severely injured, the latter receiving a fracture of tbe skull, from which he is not expected to recover. Kerry.— The Dingle tenants who purchased their holdings under the A^hbourne Act have not s ruck a gold mine. They find the change is only a difference in the name of the landlords. A meeting was recently held, Very Rev. Canon Sullivan, presiding, at which a resolution was passed requesting an extension of time and reduc ion in the annual payments. Notices were recently posted through the town and locality calling on the tenants on the Lansdowne estate to come iv and pay their rents from the 3rd to the 7ih of November. There wan a footnote, as f .Hows :— An abuement of twenty-five per cent will be Riven on non-judicial agricultural rents and twenty per cent on judicial reati to all who pay the November, '89, g»le on the above day. Sigoed, J. Townsend Trench. Kilkenny.— A police sergeant from Urlingf ord presented himself at last Tullaroan National League meeting and informed Father Downey that if any reference was made to boycotted persons or farms the Branch would be suppressed. There was no attention paid to this envoy from Mr. Balfonr. At a special meeting of the local Branch of the League, Very Rev. Patrick Canon Hoyne presiding, it was unanimously resolved that the parochial collection in aid of the Tenant's Defence Association should be held on Sunday, November 16. The people of Mackalee and Ballyfoyle are determined to help their fellow-tenants of the South and West, not only at the present time but whenever they may be called upon to do so by the Irish Parliamentary Party. Leitrim.— At a meeting of the inhabitants of Ballinamore a resolution was passed adopting a memorial on the motion of Father Breen, P.P.. tnd seconded by Rev. Mr. Clark, Protestant Rector, in reference to the potato failure. The memorial states that the yield in a large number of cases ib leas than the seed planted in spring, in other cases it is but half a crop, and where there ia a full crop the quality of the potato is inferior. Relief worki are recommended, Limerick. —Catherine Hanley, a Glensharrold evicted tenant, was fined heavily at Newcastle West Sessions for digging the potatoes which she had planted in her farm. Rev. M. Ryan presided at last Murroe and Boher National League meeting. It was complained that parties were beginning to send in their cattle on the Cloncurry evicted property. They were advised not to do so again or their names would be published. Resolutions were passed congratulating Messrs Dillon and O'Brien on their escape. Longford. — The Levan, County Longford, Workingmen's Ass iciatiou complain that the farmers there disagree with the landlords in everything but blocking the Labourers' Act. At recent Ballymacormack National League meeting, J. Egan President, occupied the chair. The members unanimously agreed that John Hoey, who was in ?aol for refusing to give evidence at the Star Chamber, should not suffer. Daring his incarceration the men of the parish gathered and did all his work in one day. Longford great October fair was the largest fair ever held in Longford. The October fair is usually the great fair of the year in tbe Couuty, but Utterly it has pusned us If up to be one of the greatest fairs of all the Countiee around. It is confidently asserted that 4 000 pigs and 2,000 heads of cattle were at the fair, value at £20,000. Meatfa. — A. very peculiar case was tried at recent sub-Com-mission, the landlord being General Hutchinson and the tenant Richard J. Butler, who was anxious to have the benefit of the Land Act. During the hearing it transpired there were clauses in the lease against sub-lettingr, and tbat not more than twenty-five Irish acres should be broken up ; and also a clause prohibiting tbe tenant from carrying off or selling any of tbe straw produceJ on tbe land. iTlonaghan. — At recant meeting of the Clonbret National League a resolution was passed calling upon every person in the parish to join the branch as a protest against the Tipperary persecutions. Quite a number of batoncrs were hanging around the locality where the Carrickmacrt-ss Leaguers met last week but failed to find the exact place. Rev. W. O'Djherty, U.C., presided. PresentMessrs. Dwyer, Keelaghen, K^elan, Mcßnde, Connolly, Marron, Hand, and Larkin. The ordinary business having been transacted, the following resolution was proposed and unanimously adopted :— That we heartily congratulate Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien on their successful escape from Balfour's police, and we wish them a God speed in their mission to America. Queen's County.— James Byrne, one of the evicted tenants, was arrested in tne tair of Ballinakill on a charge of intimidating some of tbe " planters. " After two honrs' detention in the barrack he whs released. On October 7 Rev. Thomas O'Carroll, son of Thomas O'Carroll, Graig evil an, left the Missionary College, Pans, for bierra Leone. He was j wined in Marseiles by six Fathers and seven Brothers of the Order 8. Sp. and twel/e nuus, with a number of secular clergy, all for the East coast of Africa. Sierra Leone is hia first mission. SligfO. — John Clancy, Bheiiff of Dublin city, and a native of Sligo, has added another item to his record in ibe Irish struggle, He it was who managed the escape of Dillon and O'Brien. A meeting was held at Tubbercurry in support of the construction of a railway from Collooney to Olaremorris. This railway scheme has been approved of and advocated by the Sligo, Swinford, and Tubbercurry Boards of Guardians, and tbe meeting was composed of the ratepayers of the three Unions. Messrs. McDonald and Leamy, M.P.'s, accompanied by P. A. McHugh, had a lengthened interview with Most Rev. Dr. Gilhooly at

aßbla B ble M mcmb P r r^h yt6r?> S1 ; g °' The Bishop discu ßßed with tbe honourJulnr Th 'be present Hgrarian and pnbtical situation, the poUto TnwT'/PP^ 3 !! s !'"^ 11106 * enlhn ßia«tic meetine was held in the iown H*il, Lashel, under the presidency of Very R^v Dean Ue Bn!nt;8 n !nt;n n d e d d °' lbe t Def - ce U w« fhoaght that th« .uthSS h»ri lnten^ ed Prf^ent.ng the meeting, as close on one hundred police had been draf led into tewn during the morning by car from Clonmel. meeting was most successful, numerically «nd financially hv lnv ll ll T ne ha 9 been released fr om Cork Gaal. She was m*t nt funu n £ ml.m I . !*. ry Becretar >'- Hnd J - Murphy, assistant secretary, of the Cork National League, and immed ately driven to the Mayor's iJTlf^i* f a lemained duril 'g "be day. In the evening she lelt for Clonmel and was accompanied to the station by the Mayor and MayoreM and Mibs Horgan, Dr. Tanner and J. Morro^h, M.P.'b • Alderman O'Bnen, J. Slattery. E. Walsh, C. J. O'Riordan, and J. 0. rpin 7T^ te TT f °f d *~ T^ widow Power ' of Stradbally, has been reinstated in her farm. This, it is claimed, is mainly due to the vigorous stand made by tbe men of that diatr.ct, and the way ia which the agent and landlord were shown up by the Munster Jteprtu. \v. ,a IVD^^ gathering of tbe good men and true of Watefford, Wexford, Kilkenny Tipperary, Limerick, and Cork a few Sundays ago assembled on the grand old political battlefield of Waterford city, Ballvbnken, to demand the release of John Daly and his companions, at present illegally confined in Chatham Prison, England Martin Arthur and Nicholas Murphy worked up the demonstration', which was a decided success. Westmeath.- Most Rev. Dr. Nulty, Bishop of Meatb, an iv. d recently in Mullingar from Rome, when- he proceeded to present the Peters Pence collection of the dioceee to p ( ,pc Leo XIII The Bishop w« b met at (he station by an immense crowd of people! who cheered repeatedly. F v ' v- u ag u aD ;»° f Kathconne!l - who grabbed a firm at Marti nstown from which tbe Misses Deverell were evicted, has now given it ud The blacksmiths of Westmeath, learning the general" lesson of combination to universally taught, are about to form a union lor their protection. "Wexford.— Edward Mordaunt and G. Kavanagh, the two well-known Campaigners, have been released from Duudalk Gaol Both men looked well, and had no hing to complain of. At Arklow the Campaigners of the Cool«reany estate turned out en naste and accorded Mr. Mordaunt a magnificnt reception. At Gorey he was also welcomed to liberty by great numbers of his compatriots

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Irish News., New Zealand Tablet, Volume XIX, Issue 16, 16 January 1891

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Irish News. New Zealand Tablet, Volume XIX, Issue 16, 16 January 1891

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