§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the proceedings at the Maryborough, Queen's County, Petty Sessions on Tuesday, 2nd instant, when a man named Thomas L. Hodgins, who is the occupier of an evicted farm at Cullinagh, Queen's County, was convicted for assaulting and wounding a man with a whip on the public road; whether this Thomas L. Hodgins is a magistrate for King's County; and will his conduct be brought under the notice of the Lord Chancellor.
§ MR. BIRRELL
At the petty sessions referred to Mr. Hodgins, J.P., and Michael Bowe each prosecuted the other. Mr. Hodgins charged Bowe with using abusive language to him, and Bowe charged Mr. Hodgins with striking him with a whip as he drove past. Mr. Hodgins was fined 2s. 6d., and the charge against Bowe was dismissed. Mr. Hodgins has held an evicted farm for the past twenty-five years, and Bowe lives near the farm. It has not been considered necessary to bring the matter to the notice of the Lord Chancellor.