§ MR. DANE (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that a notice, signed "Captain Moonlight," was posted close to the Anghawillan Roman Catholic Chapel, County Leitrim, upon Sunday, the 28th May, stating that any person working, or shopkeeper supplying, James Houston or Richard Rutledge may have their coffins with them; whether the persons referred to in such notice are farmers residing in the locality, who recently were alleged to have assisted with the necessaries of life a man named Davis, who has been boycotted for taking lands which had been evicted for non-payment of rent; have the police any information respecting the posting of such notice; and have Messrs. Houston and Rutledge been afforded protection?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY,) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
It is a fact that notices to the effect stated were posted in this locality, but it is not correct to say that Davis was boycotted, nor have the notices affected in any way either of the other two persons named in the question. The police will, of course, afford any protection that may be considered necessary.