7. Colonel NEWMAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received information of an outrage committed on the 21st ultimo on Colonel Tottenham, Mount Callan, County Clare, a gentleman advanced in years; whether his house was entered by a party of twenty-two men of the Irish Republican party who knocked him down, tied his hands, and compelled him to give up all he had in his house, and, in an attempt at resistance, Colonel Tottenham was repeatedly struck in the face with bludgeons and severely injured; and if the authorities have been able to ascertain the names of his assailants?
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to the question asked on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for the Victoria Division of Belfast on Thursday last, and to which I have nothing at present to add.
§ Mr. DONALD
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the present condition of this gentleman?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
If the right hon. Gentleman does not know the names of the assailants, how is it possible to say to what political party they belong?
§ Mr. DEVLIN
Was there not an excursion party from the North of Ireland down there?