§ MR. Speaker
informed the House that he had received the following letter relating to the imprisonment of a Member:—
§ "The Victoria Hotel,
§ "29th October, 1902.
§ "Sir,—I have the honour to inform you that I have this day confirmed the sentence of two resident magistrates on Mr. P. A. M'Hugh, a Member of the House of Commons, which directed him to be imprisoned for criminal conspiracy for two months under the provisions of the Crimes' Act; but I have mitigated the sentence to the extent of not imposing hard labour.
§ "Mr. M'Hugh refused to enter into a recognisance to the Crown not to publish 'boycotting' or intimidating notices in the journal of which he was the proprietor, the Sligo Champion.
§ "I have the honour to be, Sir,
§ "Your obedient servant,
§ "WM. O'CONNOR MORRIS,
§ "County Court Judge and Chairman of "Quarter Sessions."