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PRIEST AND HIS FLOCK. I An extraordinary state of affairs reigns in the Keadue district, co. Roscommon, consequent on the action of the parishioners of the locality, who refuse to recognise the right of the parish priest, Father Meehan, to appoint a teacher to the Greaghnafarnagh national school. Some time ago Father Meehan, as manager of the school, appointed a stranger named Fleming, against the wishes of the people, who wanted the son of the former teacher Gaffney to be in- stalled, said they should have a voice in the matter, and insisted on popular control of the school. As the priest refused, scenes of violence en- sued, and graves were dug outside the residence of Father Meehan and the teacher. The latter has a police escort to and from school, where the attendance has fallen off perceptibly owing to the people's determined stand. The Rev. Dr. Hoare, Roman Catholic Bishop of the diiocese, has ex-communicated several leaders of the re- volt. Over twenty people^ were summoned for intimidation.

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