§ Mr. HAYDEN
asked by what authority and for what reason did the police, without any warning, attack with batons at Ballinaboy, county Roscommon, on the evening of Thursday, 25th ult., a small crowd of young men who were quietly and peacably returning from Ballinaboy, playing their band; by what authority did the police, on the same evening, kick and damage the drum which was being played by these young men and forcibly take possession of the drum and refuse to give it up; and will directions be given to have the drum returned without delay?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
A prosecution for riot and unlawful assembly has been ordered against a number of persons in connection with this affair. The cases aresub judice, and I can therefore make no further statement in the matter. The drum has been returned to the owner.