§ MR. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that O'Neill, bailiff at Michelstown, was, on the 25th March, fined 10s. by Mr. R. Eaton, R.M., for having assaulted with a pike and inflicted a 678 severe wound on the head of a deaf mute named Looting whether he is aware that a late Attorney General directed that personal found guilty of this charge should be returned for trial to the Assizes; whether O'Neill rushed through the town of Michelstown on the fair day, 25th March, with a naked knife in his hand, and assaulted Mr. W. Casey, and whether Mr. Eaton refused informations to be sworn against O'Neill on that occasion; whether, on 12th March, O'Neill and another bailiff named Davis tried to force themselves into Mr. Casey's shop, who remonstrated with and tried to prevent them from entering, when O'Neill struck Casey with clenched fists; Casey, having retaliated, was summoned to Petty Sessions, and was fined 20s. and costs by Mr. Eaton, who dismissed the cross case against O'Neill; whether Mr. James Skinner was also fined in a similar sum, although he produced several witnesses to prove he had only been looking on; whether Mr. Eaton is an extensive land agent; and, whether he will inquire into the above statements regarding the judgments of Mr. Eaton, Resident Magistrate?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The necessary Report in this case has not yet been received.