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THE DYNAMITE PLOTS. At the Liverpool Police-court on Saturday John Daly was brought up, on remand, charged with being in possession of infernal machines at Birkenhead on Good Friday last. On the application of Mr. Pollard, solicitor for the Home Office, the prisoner was trans- ferred to the Birkenhead jurisdiction, and was brought before the Birkenhead Stipendiary, Mr. C. J. Preston. Mr. Pollard appeared to prosecute, and stated the clauses of the Act of 1883, under which the prisoner was charged. He was arrested on Good Friday morn- ing at the Birkenhead Stage, when about to leave for Wolverhampton. Upon him were found four parcels, three of which were found to contain bombs, and the fourth materials for charging them. They were taken to Major Majendie, who in due course would describo thei: character. He had, however, experimented in exploding one, and was of opinion that the result, if in any room or confined space, would be very serious. He simply proposed to call witnesses to prove the arrest, and then ask for a remand to a convenient date, when Major Majendie and other witnesses would be called. Mr. John Humphreys, head constable of the Royal Irish Constabulary, stated that on the morning of Good Friday he, with other officers, went to Birken- head, and about 8.35 he saw the prisoner come to the Woodside Railway Station, where he took a ticket for Wolverhampton. Witness then ordered the officers to arrest him. They did so, and took him into the left luggage office, where witness searched him. He found a brown paper parcel in the hip pocket of his trousers, which was very heavy a second one in the tail pocket of his inner coat; and in the breast pocket a similar parcel, but lighter. Sorgeant Canning took a fourth heavy parcel from him. The parcels were sent to the Home Office, and the prisoner was taken to the Liverpool Bridewell and charged. ITt gave his name as John Denman. Witness said, alias Daly," and he did not reply. Witness saw the prisoner about two months ago in Liverpool, when he was pointed out to him. Sergeant Samuel W. Conning, of the Royal Irish Constabulary, corroborated the last witness as to the circumstances of the prisoner's arrest, and said he was asked at the Liverpool Bridewell, by the booking clerk, his trade or calling, and residence, and he said he had none. There was found the sum of E9 12s. 5d. upon him, and a slip of paper, with the following address in ink Mr. Keatings. the Junction Inn, top of Carnock-road, Stafford-street, Wolverhampton;" and in pencil on the other side the name "P. Flynn, Hugh Bullion, and British Queen." Mr. Quelch, for the prisoner, did not cross-examine. The prisoner was then remanded. The prisoner asked whether it was necessary for him to be shackled, and the Stipendiary thought that was a matter for the police. John Francis Egan, 35, the alleged Dynamitard," and conspirator with Daly, in custody at Liverpool, was brought before the Birmingham magistrates on Saturday. The Court was crowded, and great interest taken in the proceedings. The prisoner was very pale and extremely nervous. Mr. Poland, Q.C., prosecuted on behalf of the Treasury, whilst Mr. O'Connor ap- peared for the defence. Mr. Poland, in opening the case, said he appeared to-day, instructed by the Solicitor to the Treasury, to prosecute the prisoner for treason-felony. Having explained the nature of the Act which renders the prisoner upon conviction liable to transportation for life, the learned counsel said on a future occasion he should have the prisoner Daly in Birmingham together with Egan upon a charge of conspiracy. The prisoner had lived at Lake House since Septem- ber, 1880, where he was joined in July, 1883, by Daly, alias O'Donnell, alias Denman. He had previously lived at Birkenhead, under the name of Denman, and had been on most intimate terms with Egan before he came to Birmingham. Before Daly came to Birmingham he had lived as an attendant at a lunatic asylum retreat in Sussex, and in July, 1882, came to live with John Egan. In Daly's letters to Egan he always addressed him as Dear Jim," and signed himself sometimes J. Daly, sometimes Jeff, and sometimes Denman. This showed that the prisoner knew Denman's name, although he informed the police when arrested that he did not know him by the name of Denman. Mr. Poland then reviewed the cir- cumstances under which Daly was arrested at Birkenhead, and said that from facts which had come to the knowledge of the authorities, he should be able to prove that the prisoner was a direct confederate with Daly, upon whom were found three large shells, which, from their construction, I.ft no doubt that they were intended for the destruction of human life. They were charged with nitro-glvcerine and sulphuric acid, a fact which clearly showed their character. On the 15th inst. the police, in the course of their searches in the prisoner's garden, found a tin containing several documents of an incriminatory character. One of these related to the Irish Republic, and this provided for the establishment of a supreme council, electoral districts, and district and county centres. The proceedings of the constitu- tion were to be secret, by order of the supreme coun- cil. This Irish Republic or Fenian Brotherhood, Mr. Poland said, was an organisation which had been in existence for years, and still existed. In the can was found another printed document, calling on the organisation to free the country, England was at war, and stating they had the confidence of their Transatlantic brethren. The police also found three copies of a code of rules for the government of the Irish Republic and Brotherhood in the South of England Division. In that pamphlet was included a preamble giving power for the executives of each division to make their own arrangements, and a clause binding each member to secrecy. Another document, addressed to the prisoner and dated Nov. 12, 1873, was found, signed "J. B. and said: "My dear James,—In answer to your enquiry about young Ridings, I enclose you the reply I received." The letter referred to some person who was known by the initials P. M. and also alluded to the purchase of small goods (meaning revolvers), and the fact that the writer had heard nothing from the Bradford man. One letter in the tin, dated April 16, 1874, signed P. Moran," requested Egan to see him respecting the general meeting of the officers of the constitution and another document referred to five pairs of long- clothers," supposed to mean rifles, and some small- elothers," supposed to mean revolvers. A letter dated June 19, 1874, was signed James Macdonald, D.C., meaning district centre." After referring to other letters of a similar kind, Mr. Poland said nine car- tridges were also in the tin case, seven for rifles and two for revolvers. In a bedroom of Egan's house was a document setting forth that there had been received j from 1879 to 1881—rifles 284, revolvers 702; and | that the number previously in hand was rifles 1194, guns 1650, revolvers 1878. There was also found in the pocket of a pair of trousers in Daly's bedroom, a letter showing that a large number of firearms had been purchased, and another giving the names of persons resident in England and America. In addi- tion were found a number of letters addressed to the prisoner, and obviously connected with the Irish prisoner, and obviously connected with the Irish Brotherhood, and proving that the prisoner had acted as an important divisional officer in the Irish Brother- hood organisation. Upon this correspondence Mr. Poland submitted that it was clear that Egan was a responsible officer in a treasonable organisation. It had been notorious that for years past money and arms had been collected for the purpose of a rising, but it was really surprising to find men so foolish as to believe for a single moment that any attempt, either in Ireland or England, to enforce the supposed rights of Irishmen, could possibly be successful. He (Mr. Poland) thought the Bench would at once say that the Prisoner had been guilty of an overt act, with a view of over-awing the Houses of Parliament and causing serious loss of life and property. He h should only call brief evidence, sufficient to prove that the prisoner had been acting in direct co-opera- tion with Dalv, and then ask the Bench to say that 'lie course adopted by the police in not earlier dis- closing their discoveries, as it was most important that much reticence should be observed, was very judicious. Mr O'Connor, before any evidence was called, said he could not resist a remand, and the prisoner was thereupon remanded. The prisoner's wife, who was in Court, seemed bitterly moved at the position of her husband, and frequently shed tears.

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