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THE IRISH CONSPIRACY. | EXAMINATION OF THE PRISONERS. EVIDENCE OF A FENIAN CENTRE. At Dublin, on Saturday, the twenty prisoners who stand charged on remand with being members jt an organisation established for the purpose of »s3a?sinating Government officials in Ireland were brought up for further examination in the County Court House, adjoining Kilmainhaiii Gaol, When they were first charged they were examined at the Northern Divisional Police Court; out in consequence of the extreme difficulty of con- veying so many prisoners through the streets, and with a view of avoiding any demonstration, it was arranged that they should be to-day arraigned in the court alongside the gaol, to which they could bo brought without even coming to the view of be outside public At half-pn?t twelve Joseph Brady, Timothy «EK-11V, M'ch^el Fegan,* John Dwyer, and Joseph Hanlon were brought into court. Mr. Murphy, Q.C., said the prisoners Joseph Brady, Timothy Kelly, John Dwyer, and Joseph Han! on were the prisoners who were in the dock, Kid they were charged with having attempted to murder Dennis Field, on the 27th of November. v Ihe other p.i-oners would not yet be brought forward, though the evidence might refer to them. The charge was then entered as follows"That the prisoners did conspivo with others to muder certain public officials and others, and in pursuance of the sail conspiracy did, on the S7rii of November, 18S2, feloniously wound one Dennis J. Field, with intent to murder him." Alice Carroll, a girl aged sixteen years, residing tit 13, Lower iiccles-st reet, deposed I recol- lect the 27th of November. I left my father's place at ten minutes past six o'clock. 1 went to Xo. 10, G'trdil1cI"s-place, and from that I came oack to Wren's public-house, Dorset-street. When [ came out I had a £5 note. I then came to Hard- ,viek-9treet, where 1 saw an outside car with three passengers and a driver. When i saw it first the c ir WIS in tno'ion and was going fast. It pulled up at the end of flardwick-strect. I saw three persons Set off checar. I knew two of them, but not their Aniiu- I used to "pe them at Jas. Mullett's, 4, Lower Dorset -street I know the names of two of the prisoners, Joe Br.tdy and Timothy Kelly. When car stopped the two men got off, and passed mpn I was goi.-y;* to Hutchinson's, inFredcrick- Street. They passed me as I came back to Hard- wick-street. I saw them following Mr. Field. Ai Mr. Field went over the crossing Joe Brady dug at him to assassinate him, with either a sword cane or a. dagger. I saw the wvapon glitter in the lig'^t. When at- tacked Mr. Field was within a couple of doors of Ills own house. He raised his umbrella to strike Brady, who again struck him. When this happened two other men were near Brady. Timothy Kelly was one of them. I do not know the other. I do not think he is in court. Brady stabbed Mr. Field "two or t hree times. After he had fallen he was acain stabbed either by Joe Brady or Timothy K?lly. Brady and Kelly then ran and jumped on i car in Hardwick-street, which drove away. Due of the men lost his hat. I know the driver of ihe car one of the prisoners, Kavanagh. Joseph Conolly stated in examination I reside it YVillough Bank, Royal Canal. Frederick-street lies on my way home. I went through it on the avcning of November 27. I had three persons in my company, and we kept on the right hand side. I heard shouts of "Murder" and "Police," and ran to where there were a lot of people at a lamp it little above Hardwick-street. I saw a person in a sitting position, and a. man standing behind him, who pushed through the crowd •UK! passed me. He had a bright instru- ment in his hand partly concealed under lis coat. He went to a car in Hard- wick-street, threw the bright thing in and ittempted to get up. In doing so he lost his hat. another man in the car had something like a -evolver in his hand. He wore an ordinary Jerry iat. The car went through Hardwiek-street, round Baker's Corner, and down Dorset-street. I ran after it for about fifty yards, when a man in Hardwiek-street put his hand on my shoulder ind said "What is up t I recognisod the man as Tom Kelly. I was not able to see the man who drove the car. James Egan stated: I am a provision dealer, and reside at Phibsborough. I remember on the evening of the 27th of November going to Drumcondra from the Post-office by Hardwick-street. I reached Hard- wiek-street about six o'clock, When near Hard- wick-street I heard cries of "Police" and" Murder." I ran in the direction,and saw a car in Hardwick- street with u'oout four men on it. In Frederick- street I picked up rt hat. (The hat was here pro- duced and identified.) At this stage of the proceedings the other pri- soners were ushered into the dock under a heavy escort. A great sensation was caused as the witness Lamie got upon the table, as it was generally stated that he was an approver. The prisoners smiled and chatted to each other as they entered the jury box and took their seats. Wm. Lamio, examined by Mr. Murphy, said In the year 1867 I resided in Dublin. I joined the Fenian Brotherhood, or Irish Republic, and I was sworn in a member of it. My brother-in- law, James Koole, took me to meet-in jr.- at Culfe- (ane. Poole was a C" under Jimmy ..arrett. I inow a man named Daniel Curley. I cannot see him in court. Brady and I Billy Marony used to attend meetings at '0, Peter-street. I afterwards attended meetings tt North Lotts. James Bryan was centre there, .'cole was No. 1 B" in sub-centre there. I cannot say when it was I went to North Lotts. I kept no dates. It was a short time before the murder in Skittle-alley. I mean the murder of Bailey. I know a man named Jim Byrne. He was the centre at North Lotts, and occupied that position when he was arrested. Ueorge Ward was made jentre in his stead. I recollect hearing of the murder of a man named Kenny, near Drogheda Station, Seville-place. Ward and Poole were wrested for the murder. I, after this, became centre. I know a house at 51, York-street. It was kept by 4 man named Nugent. I attended a meetinp on a ?unday there as district centre. The other men .hero were Michael Fagan, Joseph Mullett, and Sylvester Kingston. I knew Joseph Mnilett lIeforc, rut had never attended a meeting with him. I i-fterwards attended another meeting at 73, Aungier-atreet. Joseph Mullett, Michael Fagan, Sylvester Kingston, Pat Delany, James Lee, Bob Farrell, and James Bowlan were pre- sent. Joseph Muliett took the chair. There was a discussion over Joe Poole and other parties, and it was arranged to appoint a Vigil- .nce, which is to execute anyt.hing required oy the directory. Joseph Mullett was chair- man of the directory. I was summoned to these meetings—privately and verbally. I was summoned by Sylvester Kingston foe Mullett, and made some observations about Joole. He said the matter would be dealt with when the Vigilance was formed. I used to pay money-" civil money "—to defray the expenses of the organisation, and ab.o money, if we wanted, to purchase arms. I saw Mullett at the centres when the prisoners Joseph Mullett, Delany and Bob Farrell were there. I gave Mullett 4s. "civil money," and got the receipt produced, "Salmon from Joe Mullett," dated Dec. 31,1883.1 afterwards -aw him at Farrfil's public-house in Capel-street. All except Farrell were present at tho meeting. The •onversation was about Delany, who was oiought up before Judge Lawson. It was said Superintendent Mallon would put them up for perjury and it was stated that. he might not get the oh::nee. l>v that it was meant that he would be assassinated. (Laughter from the prisoners.) The prisoners cross-questioned the witness as to ths exact words that were used. He said that the word assassination was not asod but it was said that a new Vigilance was appointed after the Abbey-street afi'air, and was selected out of nine centres, and two men would be appointed from each. I at- tended the swearing in of the Vigilance, and intro- duced Ha wkesjind Devine. I am a tailor. I be- came a member of the Fenian Brotherhood in 1867. Cross-examined by Mr. Keogh I have been in England a good deal. A week ago I turned in- former. 1 have not found it a lucrative trade. I nm a married man and have children. I informed the Crown I would give evidence about a week since. I turned informer to a policeman. I had no hope of a reward. I have never read of a. re- ward being offered for information. By Mr. Keogh I am married to Poole's sister. I ^aw Poole a week ago in Kilmainham. It was after I saw him I turned informer. I did not ex- pect any reward. Mr. Keogh And you do not expect any reward, you say ?—I do not. Do you think there is a man in this court that does not dub you a perjured liar when you say you do not expect a reward t Do you think anyone believes you ? Witness: I do not know. Cross-examination continued: I never had any money from the Fenian organisation. Inspector Richard Fogharty, of the A Division, examined by Mr. Peter O'Brien: Ahout eight o'clock one evening in December, 1831,1 went to a house in Brabazon-street with other constables. The house I went to belonged to the prisoner Whelan, with whom I had a conversation. I went upstairs afterwards, and found arms in two rooms. We were first, prevented from going (here by the prisoner Whelan and another man aamed Hanlon, whose name I have since dis- covered was also Whelan. The prisoner Patrick Whelan said to me when I was going into the room. What brought you here." I replied that in consequence of what we heard we came to'search for arms. H. then commenced to call us "dirtv ruddies," and that we were doing the Castle work. Wh*n we went in we pushed in the door of the top front room, and Patrick Whelan claimed the room as his. He said I ought to go and search Bailey's room first, and I did so. Daniel Whelan, another man, who I thought was a brother of Patrick Whelans, claimed another room as his, and there we found a large quantity of arms, including 22 rifles stifched in canvas bags. I also found some bayonets, a pike, some revolvers, cartridges, and nbÓut 100 bullets, and 1,000 rounds for the re- volvers. I nlso found three flasks of powder and a box of book?, i found a letter on Whelan, and on going to his address in ICeppel-street discovered some arms. Cross-examined by Mr. Keogh: Whelan was arrested, committed for trial, but discharged by the Crown, and afterwards arrested unde- the Coercion Act. The whole matter was gone into before Mr. Curren. I believe that at that time Whelan lived at Dolphin's Barg, and that, although ..e claimed a room at Urabazon-street, he did not "aside there. -t he prisoners wore then formally remanded tll] next week.




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