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CONDITION OF IRELAND. A proclamation has been issued prohibiting a land meeting announced to be held at Letterfmk, county Galway. A correspondent states that the colonels of all the regiments now in Dublin received threatening letters a few nights ago. A body of armed and disguised men visited several tenants in the vicinity of Castle Island, near Tralee, and took away all the arms they could finil. Mr. Simoi Fury, president, and 10 prominent mem- bers of the Armaghdown branch of the Land League, have been arrested and remanded without bail. Lord Dunsany has given notice in the House of Lords ot a motion for a series of papers and returns relating to Land League meetings, agrarian outrages and evictions in Ireland. A process-server attempted to serve notices near Rostrevor, county Down, but, being followed by a hooting crowd and anticipating violence, he ultimately found it necessary to withdraw. Sergeant Curtis, of the Wednesbury police force, who apprehended the prigoner Hennelly on the charge of murdering Lord Mountmorres, has received from Ireland a letter threatening his life. A night attack has been made on the office of Mr. Moon on the Bantry Extension Railway, the watchman being stoned and compelled to fly. The building was wrecked and a double-barrelled gun'taken away. A shot was fired at the train for Skibbereen. According to a correspondent of a Dublin paper, Mr. Parnell is tenant of a farm at Rathdrum, Wick- low, and though the rent is far above Griffi;h's valua- tion the hon. member still continues to pay it. It tpsarcastically proposed that he shall be "Boycotted" for not complying with the rales of the Land League. William Kennedy, who was admitted to North Cork Infirmary a day or two ago suffering from inflam- mation of the brain consequent upon a conical wound on the back his head, has since died. It is believed that he was engaged in the attack on th& police o. Christmas Eve,and the wound was caused by a bullet. The constabulary engaged in the construction of an iron hut at Islandeady were refused lodgings and entertainment in the locality, and have to drive to Westport, a distance of six miles, every evening, to procure beds. The local car-owners have now resolved apon refusing to convey them, and in future they must walk to and from Islandeady every day until the work is completed. A number of herdsmen employed at Irishtown, eo. Mayo, have been warned by a party of armed men to give up their employment and leave the land waste, as it would be required presently by the people. They were threatened with death should they fail to do so. All the men complied with the notices, and Sledged themselves never to look after a beast. The ,rms on which they worked are now waste and the ttock driven off. At a meeting of the Ballymoney Tenants" Defence Association it was resolvedâ" That no land bill will be accepted by the farmersof North Antrim as a satis- factory settlement of the question which does not grant in the fullest extent fixity of tenure, fair rents, and free sales; and that should the land bill not em- brace each of these principles the association will be Sompeiled to divest itself of all responsibility as to the Inture social and political condition of the district." At Waterford petty sessions 70 persons have been summoned to shew cause why they should not be avicted for non-payment of rent. Following the ex- ample of the LanA League, they had tendered only Griffith's valuation, which the landlords refused. De- srees were granted for possession in every case. The action of the landlords has created the greatest excite- ment.âAbout 100 tenants on the estates of Mr. Henry Adair, in the Ballymena district, have informed their landlord that they will not pay more than Griffith's valuation, which is 50 per oent. below some of the sents. Mr. Adair offers a redaction of 12i per cent. A man narked Constantine Flynn, who was evicted three years ago frem a farm at Clonsharry near Tullemore, has been reinstated, a hut being built close to the farm, but not on the landlord's pre- mises. At night the Clara band, with about 2,000 people marched to the place, and havina serenaded Flynn, speeches were delivered and bonfires lighted. A number of polioe were in attendance, but no dis- turbance occurred.âA mob of of about 600 men assembled with banners and bands, near Farney Bridge, Thurles, in order to reinstate a Miss Mary Long, aged 31, In a farm which her father surrendered in 1851, and a man named Meagher in a field of which his father had given up possession in November, 1843. They were proceeding to the house of Mr. Armstrong, the present occupier, to demand Sossession, but seeing the police inside they with- drew, saying they would return. A large force of police, under the Hon, J. French, has proceeded to the place to protect the occupiers. Determined steps are being taken by the Govern- ment to put down Boyootting. The constabulary have received instructions to attend at fairs and market, and prevent persons who attempt it.âAt Golden potty sessions, county Tipperary, 24 persons have been committed for trial, for Boycotting cattle at the recent fair. The Crown pro- secuted.âFtrar principal shopkeepers of Clogher, Tip-* perary, have been charged at the sessions with Boy- cotting a farmer who had taken land from which a tenant had been evicted. The defendants had refused to sell him goods or have any dealings with him. One was committed to Clonmel assizes on a charge of con. spiracy and intimidation, bail being accepted, and the others were remanded.âAt Limerick sessions four men have been fined B5 each, or in default two months' imprisonment, for having Boycotted a farmer named Mellane at Limerick fair. It appeared Mellane came from Clare with some pigs, which he attempted to sell, but the defendants gathered a mob and shouted II BOyoott" at him, and he was hunted out of the market and had to be protected by the police, and the pigs were hunted about the streets. The reason was that he had paid his rent. An inquest has been held at Claremorris on the body of Quinn, one of the men mortally wounded in the recent encounter with the police. Sub-Inspector Fitzsimon deposed that there were 105 constables guarding Henderson, the process-server, when he went to Clareen for the purpose of serving ejectments. On approaching the village witness found that an em- bankment had been thrown up across the road and a trench dug 12 feet wide and five feet deep. A large mob arrived with sticks and stood behind the, embankment, prepared to resist the ad* vance of the police. Witness was behind the men, and did not see how they got across the trench, but he saw struggling going on between the men and mob, biit he did not hear that anyone had been seriously injured, nor did he see anyone on the ground, but several of the policemen received severA wounds about the head, and one of them nearly lost his eye.âSub-Inspector M'Cardle deposed that the police advanced with fixed bayonets, and that the crowds were smaller than he had seen on similar oo- cations. There were three or four hundred able- bodied men. The police were received with volleys of stones; witness had heard that a man was injured and had given directions for a doctor to be sent for, but that did not appear to have been done. Evidence was given by some of the mob that Constables Stephen and another whom they did not know sttruck deceased on the head with their rifles, and the jury, which consisted of small farmers in the district, re1 turned a verdict ofmanslaugbteragainstthe constables. A party of men a few days ago entered the bouse of an old man named Charles Carty, near Bal- Mnamore, about 11 a.m., dragged him to the road- side, beat him, and made him swear on his own Bible, which he was reading, when they entered, to give up his situation as bailiff. This situation he has held for 30 years. They then beat his wife, who has since been seriously ill, broke the furniture, shot his two dogs, and took his double-barrelled gun and powder-flask. The leader of the gang said they were acting under orders, which must be obeyed, or worse might happen to themselves, and that all landlords, agents, and bailiffs would be done away with. A day or two later, in the evening, a tenant of Mr. Anderson, named Matthews, who had been falsely accused of paying his rent, was also visited, and similarly treated. His wife and son were beaten, and hu gun was taken. Mrs. Matthews was so seriously assaulted that she is in a critical sta* e. The Eolice patrols are very active in their districts, and aving soon discovered what had happened at Mat- thews s, went to the house of another bailiff, named Magooghan, as it was likely he would be the next attacked. They could not, however, remain long with him, as they wanted to return to Matthews. Magoog- ban and his wife thought they would be safer outside the house than inside, and accordingly concealed them- selves about the grounds, leaving only their children indoors. In a short time they saw a man looking in at the window and others lurking about but the tramp of the patrol being heard at the moment, the ruffians went away, and could not be recognised. The Marquis of Oranmore has written to the Kil- kenny Corporation stating that the Empress of Austria had, in view of the disturbed condition of the coun-, try, been obliged to forego her visit to Ireland this year, but will, it is expected, viait Kilkenny next year. Pope Leo XIII. has addressed a Pontifical letter to the Archbishop of Dublin for immediate publica- tion, in which, while expressing sympathy with the Irish Catholics, and a desire for the improve- ment of their condition, he exhorts them to do nothing contrary to law. He declares that Ireland will more readily obtain what she desires from the British Government, in the justice and political ability of which he expresses every confidence, if she keeps within the strict limits of legality. In conclusion, the Pope urges the bishops to take measures in order that the Irish people at such a critical period as the present may act in accordance with these exhortations. Two months' imprisonment have been awarded to the man Patrick Timmins, who assaulted a drover in charge of Mr. Bence Jones's cattle in Dublin. A well-known member of the House of Commons has received the following letter from Bristol:â "From the Sovereign People! Justin M'Carthy reminds us that our so-call'd rulers are apt to turn a deaf ear to our claims until force is used, when, under the influence of terror, they yield at once Wepull'd down Hyde Park railings, and so got the Reform Bill passed. That bill has won for lid sovereignty, and we intend to use it. It is by our sovereign will that you sit in Parliament. Beware of ruffling us, for in that case we will send you pack- ing. As a sovereign, we select our own rulers. These are Gladstone, Chamberlain, and Bright for England t Parnell for Ireland 1 Oppose them if you dare! f