THE MARQUESS OF HAMILTON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland a Question of which I have given him private Notice. It is—Whether he can give any information respecting the murder of Lord Leitrim in Donegal this morning; and, whether the assassin or assassins have been captured?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
Sir, it is with deep regret that I have to inform the House that the rumour to which my noble Friend refers is, unfortunately, correct. I have received a telegram from the Under Secretary at Dublin to the following effect:—The sub-inspector at Rathmullin reports that Lord Leitrim and car driver were shot dead, and clerk mortally wounded, about three miles from Milford. Supposed agrarian outrage.There are no further details of this distressing occurrence.