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Catest Irish Slews ?rmdrn' The postoffice notify that on and after aft-er the first of next month parcels will be accepted at any postoffice in the United Kingdom for transmission to the United States. The limits of size and weight will be those of the Inland In-land Parcel post. - A largely attended meeting, under the auspices of the United Irish league, was held on Sunday at Glynsk, County Galway. The speakers included Mr. Reddy, M. P., Mr. John Fitzgibbon and Mr. Wallace Carter of Lincoln. ; The Marquis and Marchioness of Headfort. who have lately been making mak-ing a stay at Cromer, have returned to their family seat, Headfort, in county Meath. Their infant son has been baptized by Cardinal Vaughan, and is to be brought up a Catholic. The first step in the proceedings at the criminal side by the secretary of war against Major Studdert and the other defendants in the Yeomanry case lately before the vice chancellor was taken at the Ennis petty sessions, when, with the consent of the prosecution, prosecu-tion, the summonses for conspiracy were adjourned for a week. . - On Saturday the inquiry was resumed re-sumed in Castlebar court house into the charges preferred against District Inspectors Dowling and Shankey and others for neglect and . violation of duty in conection with illicit stills in the county Mayo. Evidence having been given on behalf of the officers and men charged, the inquiry terminated. Mr. Thomas Nevins, chairman of the Cheltenham Light Railway company, died on Thursday morning at his residence res-idence in Limerick after a few weeks' illness, aged about 61 years. Deceased De-ceased was a large shareholder in electric elec-tric traction companies in the United States, and recently applied for powers to construct a light railway to con-, con-, nect Cheltenham and Gloucester with Stroud Valley. . The Month's Mind of the late Most Rev. Dr. Croke, archbishop of Cashel and Emly, was celebrated on Monday in the cathedral of Thurles. His eminence emi-nence Cardinal Moran presided, a number of members of the Irish episcopate epis-copate were present, and a very large gathering of priests and laity. An eloquent elo-quent and appreciative discourse on the career of the late archbishop was delivered by Cardinal Moran. . On Wednesday it was announced that Mr. Ralph Nash, solicitor, has come forward as a candidate for the mayoralty mayor-alty of Dublin for the ensuing year. He has already entered on his canvas. Perr sonally Mr. Nash, who is a brother of the newly created knight, Sir Vincent Nash, is very popular. Mr. Michael Donnelly, T. C, is also mentioned, and if he should come forward Mr. Nash and he will seek election as nationalists. The evictions on the De Freyne estate es-tate were continued on Saturday. Three families were evicted in the neighborhood neighbor-hood of Loughglynn. The sheriff, bailiff, agent and emergency men were protected by a large force of police. No I physical resistance was offered to the evictors, but the tenants vehemently protested against the piling up of costs against them. A crowd assembled near the scene of the evictions, and groaned the agent and emergency men vigorously, vigor-ously, and cheered Mr. John Fitzgibbon Fitzgib-bon and Mr. Johnson, league organizer. Limerick Freedom for Boers. At the meeting of the Limerick corporation on Thursday nighL. the acting mayor, Alderman Al-derman J. O'Brien, presiding, Alderman Alder-man Daly said he had a notice of motion mo-tion to hand in, and, as it was not usual to preface such a notice with a speech, he was not going to make one. His notice was: "That I will move at a meeting of. this cquncil that the freedom free-dom of this old and historic city be conferred upon Generals Dewet, Botha and Delarey, as the greatest living champions of : civil and religious liberty." lib-erty." Twelve Children Poisoned in Cork. On Thursday twelve children, whose ages vary from 2 to 10 years, were found in their homes at Midleton suf- j icuii5 iioin me euecis ot poison, i ney were vomiting, and exhibited symptoms symp-toms of a painful kind. On inquiry it was ascertained that the children had eaten laburnum, which had been growing grow-ing in the garden of a gentleman in the neighborhood, believing in their innocence it was some kind of fruit. Medical assistance was at onse requisitioned, requi-sitioned, and under the care of Dr. R Fitzgerald, Midleton, the children have been progressing favorably. The Cork Exhibition. It is already estimated that nearly one million persons per-sons have passed the turnstiles of the Cork international exhibition. During the past few days the exhibition has been visited by the admiral and officers of-ficers of the Japanese fleet, and over 500 Japanese seamen, who made extensive exten-sive purchases of small mementoes in Cork. For the next month there is a continuous programme of excursions by rail to the exhibition, public holidays, holi-days, with this object in view, being arranged for in a large number of cities and towns. The committee have already expended" between 4,000 and 5,000 on the bands, which form such a leading attraction at the exhibition. t- Sensational Jump Near Armagh. On Thursday night a man named Moone. who gave his address as Newry, leaped from the Dublin train whilst in motion mo-tion about a mile from Armagh railway station. The train was at once stopped by the guard, as it was feared that the man would be killed; but, strange to state, although the train was going full speed.he escaped absolutely unhurt.The only reason that can be assigned for the man's strange conduct is that he was under the influence of drink and had no idea of the terrible risk he was running. He subsequently left Armagh by the Belfast train. cork and Cardinal Moran. At the meeting of the Corp corporation the high sheriff, Mr. A. Roche, in accordance accord-ance with notice, moved: "That in recognition rec-ognition of his eminent services to the church and to the nation, of his brilliant bril-liant and successful labors in, uplifting and extending 'the influence of religion, relig-ion, in promoting the great work of Christian education, in vindicating and adorning Irish history, and in advancing advanc-ing and developing the great principle princi-ple of national self-government, not only- in Ireland, but in the commonwealth, common-wealth, in which so many of our race and kindred , have found a happy and prosperous, home, we, the municipal council of the city of Cork, do admit and enroll his eminence, Patrick Francis, Fran-cis, Cardinal Moran, archbishop of Sydney, Syd-ney, an honorary burgess of this city pursuant of the provisions of the municipal muni-cipal privileges (Ireland) act, 1875; that a copy of this resolution, suitably engrossed en-grossed and sealed with the common seal of the corporation of Cork, be presented pre-sented in due form to his eminence, and that he be respectfully invited to visit the city , for the purpose of receiving re-ceiving sameand of subscribing the roll of honorary burgesses." The resolution waa carried by acclamation. Kilkee Fatality. Miss Studdert of Ardlamon, Rathkeale, was drowned at Kilkee on Saturday whilst bathing. Heroic attempts at rescue by Miss o Callaghan Messrs. Rynne, Pilking- ton and others proved unavailing, as i the unfortunate lady never rose after first sinking. The body was recovered an hour afterwards and taken to her residence, where an inquest will be held. Typhoid in Limerick. A rather alarming outbreak of typhoid fever has taken place in Limerick, and on Wednesday the number of cases . reported re-ported to the executive sanitary officer was thirty. Brutal Atrocity in Limerick. A dispatch dis-patch from Glin on Saturday says: A diabolical outrage w? committed late j last night or early this morning on a ' horse, the property of a farmer named j William Harte, who resides In the I townland of Mohernagh, about five miles to the east of this town. Two of the animal's legs were cut clean off from the ankles down, and a gash made right over the knee on another of the creature's legs. ' The mutilated horse when found this morning presented pre-sented a shocking spectacle. The police po-lice of Loughill Station are actively engaged in trying to discover the perpetrators per-petrators of this foul deed. No motive can be assigned for the outrage. Interrupting Divine Service. A young man named William Byrne, from Ovoca, was brought before Colonel Colo-nel Howard Brooke and Dr. Hudson, J. P.'s, at Avoca, on Monday, charged with riotous and indecent behavior during divine service in Castlemacadan Protestant church, Ovoca, on Sunday. It appears Byrne, who had taken more liquor than was good for him, was proceeding home, when he entered the church, in which service was being conducted by the rector, Rev. J. M. Robinson. On the conclusion of the service Byrne shouted out at the top of his voice, "God bless you. Rev. Mr. Robinson." He was removed from the church and given In custody. The magistrates sentenced him to one calendar cal-endar month's imprisonment. - Firemen Killed in Donegal. Information Infor-mation reached Letterkenny on Tuesday Tues-day that an engine driver named Hig-gins Hig-gins and a stoker named McNamara were killed on the Burtonport railway, rail-way, and another man, unnamed, severely se-verely scalded. The accident occurred at Crowly, between the Gweedore hotel and Burtonport, on the engine passing pass-ing round a sharp curve and running into several trucks. Hlgglns leaves a wife and six children. Attempt to Wreck a Train. On Monday Mon-day morning when the mall train which arrives in Dublin at the Broad-stone Broad-stone terminus at 5:45 a. m. was near-ing near-ing Ashtown a dastardly attempt was made to wreck It by placing two large sleepers across the rails. The engine-guards engine-guards were able to throw off the sleepers, and the delay caused to the mail train was very little. The engine en-gine was slightly damaged, but the passengers received only a slight shaking. shak-ing. The matter has been reported to the police, who are making strict inquiry in-quiry into the case. No arrests have yet been made. Belfast & Derry Whisky Combine. Some time ago there was a rumor abroad that a combine between leading lead-ing firms of distillers in the north of Ireland was in contemplation, and it is now authoritatively stated that two leading Belfast firms and one Derry firm are concerned in the amalgamation, amalgama-tion, the agreement in connection with which has, with the sanction of the shareholders, been signed. The parties to the arrangement are the Irish Distillery, Dis-tillery, limited, Connswater; the Avonal, David Watt & Co., limited, the well known distillers of Londonderry. London-derry. The capital of the Irish distillery dis-tillery is 150,000, divided into 5,000 preference shares and 10,000 ordinary shares of 10 each. Calls received, 150,000. The directors are Messrs. A. M. Kirker, chairman; Sidney Greer, James Wilson, David Mitchell and Robert A. Mitchell. In the case of Avoniel the capital is 100,000, divided into 4,000 perference shares and 6,000 ordinary shares of 10 each. Calls received, re-ceived, 60,035. The directors are Messrs. James Gallaher, Adolph Klie-metschek Klie-metschek and William Higgln, jr., managing director. More Police Impudence. Public feeling feel-ing was greatly aroused in Templemore on Wednesday, particularly amongst the members of the urban council, owing ow-ing to the action of the police authorities author-ities in having issued summonses at the suit of the urban council against a number of the most respectable and representative men of the district on an alleged charge of riotous and indecent inde-cent behavior in the streets here on the 6th inst. The occasion was the arrest of Mr. J. A. O'Sullivan. U. I. L. organizer, or-ganizer, who, not recognizing the authority au-thority of the removables' court, was arrested, and, being surrounded by a large body of the R. I. C, was lodged in the police barrack. While he and his escort were proceeding along, the prisoner was lustily cheered by crowds of sympathizing leagures, some of whom shook him warmly by the hand. This,- it seems, has been construed into disorderly and indecent behavior by the police authorities, and upon such charges eleven persons have been summoned sum-moned before the town court. Mr. L. J. Ryan, solicitor, appeared for the urban council and the defendants. When the case was called Mr. Ryan stated he appeared for the urban council, coun-cil, and said this council had given no authority for the issuing of these summonses, sum-monses, and that the bench had no power to adjudicate under the circumstances. circum-stances. After examining the town court clerk and Mr. Thomas Kielly, clerk of the urban council, -who proved that the council gave no authority for the issuing is-suing of these summonses. The bench held a consultation, and decided to adjourn these cases for one month, in order to give the district Inspector an opportunity of producing an authority from the council if he had one. i ine crowDar in county tiaiway. On Tuesday four evictions took place at Ballymoe, four miles from Castlerea three on the property of Sir Nicholas R. O'Connor, British ambassador at Constantinople, and one on the property prop-erty of Sir Henry G. Burke, Marble Hill, Loughrea. The cause of the evictions evic-tions was non-payment of rent. The evictions were carried 'out by John Ryan, sheriff's bailiff, Ballygar, in the presence of the local police force. Colonel Col-onel Comyn, Ballinderry, Woodiawn, agent on both properties, represented represent-ed the landlords. The first house visited was that of Miss Kate Courtenay, aged 60 years, in the town of Ballymoe, who owed six months' rent, at 5-13s per year. The tenant offered two years' rent and costs, which was not accepted. The other two tenants to be evicted lived in the same range of houses, and one of them, Maria Griffin, aged 80 years, held at the yearly rent of 16s, and the other, Kate Crean, aged 90 years, both widows, at 1 10s per year. The agent offered to leave one of the houses to the whole parties if they gave up peaceful possession of the other two houses hut thfa tw ' . . n-io-u LU UU. On the bailiff approaching Courtenay's door he found it barricaded, and had to resort to the "crowbar" to force an entry. Immediately all the furniture was hurled out on the street, and possession pos-session of the houses handed over to the agent. The evicting party then proceeded to Bookla, about a mile distant from Ballymoe, the property of Sir Henry Burke. The tenant to be evicted in this place was an old man named Michael Greene and his two daughters. The holding consisted of thirty-two statute acres, the rent 8 per year, and the valuation 8 2s. The amount due was 82, and the costs 12. The holding, which is mostly all reclaimed bog, was reclaimed by the tenant, and is of a bad description, so that the tenant was unable to pay what he considered an excessive rent. The tenant asked for time to November, until he could sell his pigs, etc., but this was refused. When the eviction was completed, possession pos-session was handed over to the agent. Much sympathy is felt in the district for the evicted parties. Some of the evicted tenants retook forcible possession posses-sion last night. A Burning Question. The question that has been agitating the minds of a large section of the rate-payers about Roscrea for the past month has been tne decision of the board of guardians not to take in a supply of turf this year on the grounds that a two years' supply was taken in in August of last year. The turf sellers, who had a large supply dn hand in expectation of fulfilling ful-filling the union requirements, have been up in arms against the turn matters mat-ters have taken. On Thursday, when the board was specially summoned to consider a notice of motion to rescind the former order and to accept a contract con-tract for 1,000 boxes, the turfmen assembled as-sembled at the outer gate to the number num-ber of about sixty, and when the chairman chair-man (Mr. Corcoran) came forward they barred the way and refused to allow him to enter until he told them how he would vote. He replied he had come to discharge the public business of the board, and would commit himself no further. He was then told he would not be allowed in until he gave a promise, prom-ise, which he refused to do, and was about walking through the gate when a young man came up behind him and struck him a violent blow on the back of the head, nearly knocking him down. Although greatly stunned, Mr. Corcoran Corcor-an turned round and, facing the threatening threat-ening crowd, said he would not be deterred de-terred from doing his duty by any intimidation. in-timidation. He was then told he would get more when going home. Mr. John Meagher, the vice chairman, was the next to arrive, and he was subjected to a good deal of insult; and following him came Mr. Wrilliam Ward, who was pushed up against the wall, and had to defend himself with his walking stick. The motion to take 1,000 boxes of turf was then moved by Mr. R. Meagher, but was defeated by twelve votes to four. The outrageous attack on the chairman chair-man is the theme of universal condemnation, con-demnation, and all classes speak in the strongest terms of its cowardly nature. A Shanakill Mystery. On Sunday ' last considerable amusement was caused in the townland of Shanakill, about four miles of Templemore, when fifty armed policemen, under the command com-mand of District Inspector Preston, arrived ar-rived from Roscrea and the surrounding surround-ing stations and posted themselves at Shanakill National school. It was rumored ru-mored that Mr. J. A. O'Sullivan, United Irish league organizer, was to attend and address a meeting at the school house in the afternoon. The nationalists national-ists of the district, who were aware of the object for which the police had assembled, as-sembled, lost no time in still further arousing their suspicions, for they assembled as-sembled In large numbers in a conspicuous conspic-uous place adjacent to the police "kopje," and the members of the band, having discoursed a selection of the national na-tional airs, proceeded to march in an opposite direction, accompanied by a very large crowd of people. A policeman police-man had them under observation all the time, and when they had gone about twenty yards the efficient constable apprised ap-prised his officer of the people's apparent appar-ent intentions. Mr. Preston, D. I., at once dispatched twenty of his men about twelve on cars, and the remainder remain-der on bicycles after them. The people peo-ple anticipated this, knowing that they could not possibly escape their notice, and quietly took refuge in a dilapidated building, close by the public road. In a few seconds the police followed on car3 and bicycles, but could not get the slightest intelligence as to the people's whereabouts. It was laughable in the extreme to see them fleeing in all directions, di-rections, and after several hours' scouting scout-ing they had to abandon their hopeless and unsuccessful expedition. As one of the policemen subsequently remarked, the whole affair was shrouded in mystery. mys-tery. Mr. Preston and his men remained re-mained at the intended place of meeting, meet-ing, evidently expecting the arrival of Mr. O'Sullivan, but they were doomed to disappointment. Fermoy Free Library. A public meeting was held in the court house, Fermoy, on Tuesday night. Mr. R. J. Swiney, C. U. D. C, presiding, to consider con-sider what steps could be taken to enable en-able the Urban council to avail of the order of Mr. Carnegie of 1,200 in aid of the establishment of a public free library in Fermoy. Rev. W. Blake, administrator, considered con-sidered that there was no prospect at present of raising the 500 required to comply with the terms of Mr. Carnegie's Carne-gie's offer, 2.000 being required to enable en-able the Christian Brothers to adopt the technical education act. Rev. Dr. Barrett, president St. Coleman's Cole-man's college, was against the scheme, as he feared the introduction of socialistic so-cialistic and Protestant literature. It was decided to ask Mr. Carnegie to lodge the money and await a more favorable time to avail of same. Great Gaelic Gathering in Athlone. On Sunday Athlone was the scene of a remarkable Gaelic jrathering on the occasion of the arrival in the town of the members of the St. Mary's Gaelic class (Limerick), by special excursion train. The announcement of the coming com-ing of a party of Gaelic excursionists from the city of Sarsfield was hailed with many manifestations of enthusiasm enthus-iasm locally, and a huge crowd of the townspeople were present when the train steamed into the railway station. The morning was not a pleasant one, and the excursion trafn had scarcely arrived when the rain came down in j torrents. The afternoon, however, was delightfully fine, and a grand open-air concert was held in the Fair Green, in the presence of several thousands of people. A spacious platform had been erected, and here Irish music, song and dance were presented to an enthusiastic enthusias-tic audience. Coercion in Tipperary. Templemore, Monday: Today a new series of coercion coer-cion summonses were issued in this district. dis-trict. The cases arise out of the demonstration demon-stration that took place on Aug. 6, when Mr. J. A. O'Sullivan, who had refused re-fused to appear at the removables' court, was arrested in New street. When Mr. O'Sullivan was arrested a large crowd collected and cheered a3 he was marched between policemen to the court house. The present summonses sum-monses charge defendants, some of whom are supposed to have been among the demonstrators, with "riotous and indecent behavior" in the street at Templemore. The cases are not being proceeded with under the coercion act. but are being taken at the instance of the Templemore Urban council, whose officials disclaim all knowledge of the prosecutions. As the case will be tried before the town court, all nationalist magistrates will be entitled to sit on the bench. Conjecture i3 rife as to whether rural J. P.'s will show they have the courage of their convictions and put In an appearance. Among those who have been summoned are: Messrs. Thomas Maher, D. C. honorable honor-able secretary of the Templemore U. I. L.; J. Fogarty, ex-political prisoner; John Maher, do.; James Hoare, John Russell, and a number of others from Drom, Borrisoleigh, Templemore and Inch.