§ MR. CAREW (Kildare, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether his attention has been called to the information of Timothy Shine, published in the Daily News, of the 17th instant, and sworn at Newmarket Petty Sessions on the 16th instant, which alleges that a conspiracy to get up outrage and to-murder Shine had been entered into between Sergeant Connolly (who is in charge of a police but on the farm from which Shine was evicted) and a man named Jeremiah D. Murphy, who supplies the police with provisions; whether a summons was granted at Newmarket Petty Sessions against Connolly and Murphy on the charge of conspiracy; whether Colonel Aid worth, J.P., had previously refused to grant a summons in this case; whether it is intended to have the alleged conspirators tried at ordinary Petty Sessions or under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act; and, whether, pending the trial,. Sergeant Connolly will be suspended from discharging the duties of a police officer?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
This question was only put on the Paper on Saturday, and I have not yet been able to obtain satisfactory information with regard to it. I hope to be able to give an answer to-morrow.