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Burnie Advocate (Newspaper) - January 22, 1881, Burnie, Tasmania National Library of Australia by simply standing by their principles hear hear the principles of Unity and of a generous and All embracing nationality. Crimes and outrages have been perpetrated not thank god in tipperary but elsewhere in Ireland. I affirm boldly and defiantly challenging contradict Iton that no crime or outrage of any pkg frils chargeable to the nationalists. It. Would not become me to offer counsel to such a body of men respecting the. Attitude which in this crisis they ought to assume but if one of the last of Fiche 48 me May be allowed to expos an individual opinion i would say support All that is Good and True in this land agitation and against All that is vicious in it protest. Saffer not the old Flag to be used either As an obstruction or an Aid in a sectional movement. No As rightly or wrongly it has been Laid aside be it yours to guard it so and look you guard it Well. The present belongs to the men of words a mighty Host the future belongs under god to the men of thought and deeds few and faint perhaps but fearless still. The Advent of the future maybe delayed on one pretext or another As Home Rule gave Way to land so land May give Way to franchises yet. Be Calm and vigilant. The secret of perpetual motion remains still undiscovered and parliamentary motion will surely find its level and its ends. Bide your time and when the Dawn Breaks As despite those blackened storm Laden Clouds break it will unfurl the old Flag in the Van of a United and self respecting and unconquerable nation. Loud applause " or. Gladstone on the Irish land question. The following letter Hab been addressed by or. Glads Toneto or. Barry o Brien in reference to his recent publication 10 Downing Street Whitehall 5th november. Sir i thank you kindly for sending me your work and Hope that the sad and discreditable Story which you have told so Well in your narrative of the Irish land question May be useful at a period when we have More than Ever of reason to desire that it should be thoroughly understood. I venture on the single remark that your account of the Bill of 1870 would i think be More exact if it mentioned the compensation for disturbance which the authors of the Bill considered to be by much its most important have the honour sir yours very faithfully Barry o Brien Esq. W. E. Gladstone. The funds of the land league. The Central news wires apprehending seizure by the government the land league have invested their funds in foreign securities and lodged them in a Continental Bank. All the books accounts &c., have been removed from their offices in Dublin to a place of safety. Counsels opinion and the precedent of the seizure of the Irish people newspaper office led to these precautions. Penal Laws not repealed. He partial condition of the Irish magisterial Bench is a matter which has time out of mind attracted Public notice. Notwithstanding All the Public protests which have been made on the subject however the scandal still remains. It seems As though the penal Laws were never so far As this institution is concerned to be repealed. Even in the most Catholic counties the Bench still continues to be manned almost exclusively by protestants while in the North a Catholic magistrate is a Black Swan. An Opportunity for the display of a less intolerant spirit on the part of the advisers of the government has now Arisen. A vacancy has taken place on the Fermoy Bench by the death of one of its most impartial occupants. Twelve magistrates Are allotted to this District and of the twelve Only one is a Catholic. In a county where the vast majority of the people Are of an opposite Creed the presence of such a number of gentlemen of the protestant persuasion on the magisterial Bench is a grievance of the first magnitude. There would be some Shadow of excuse for it were there a paucity of educated Catholic gentlemen in the county or this District but such is notoriously not the Case. Will this state of affairs exist for Ever of Freeman s journal. Irishmen abroad. Tyro of the greatest cities in the world one the largest capital in the old world and the other the largest capital in the new will have for their civic chiefs in 1881 irishmen. The lord mayor Eleo of London Isan irishman or. Alderman m Arthur m.p., and As we announced the other Day the mayor nominate of new York or. Grace is. Also an irishman and to Boot a Catholic. We Are sorry to notice that the old no Popery cry has been raised in the free City across tie Atlantic which burned to place the Nigger on an Equality with the White Man but a Section of which would say to the Catholic Turk jew or atheist May hold High office Here but not a in pleasing contrast is the congratulatory speech of lord Chancellor Selborne to or. M Arthur yesterday when that gentleman went to receive the Queen approval of the Choice of the citizens. Lord Selborne expressed his great satisfaction at the Choice of London and encouraged the lord mayor elect to sign Alise hib year of office by acts of friendliness to a country so closely Allied to England but " the difficulties of governing which Are unfortunately so great or. M Arthur in a Derry Man. We might also add the mayor of Melbourne who has been twice elected to the position is an irishman. America. An engine of death. The wonderful new torpedo boat invented by John Ericsson is the most formidable engine of death known in naval warfare. The inventor of the Monitor is one of the most modest and unpretentious mechanics of the age and not Likely to exaggerate the merits of his own work. He is entirely satisfied with the results of recent experiments with his torpedo boat and some of the most experienced naval officers in the United states service do not hesitate to pronounce it in an unequivocal Success. It will be seen that invented three things a boat a gun and a projectile. The boat is submerged like a Monitor with All the machinery below an intermediate deck of plate Iron which is strongly ribbed and sports inclined Armour plates. The deck e ouse above water has no ports at the sides and can split away without the vessel being disabled. Heavy Wood Lockings give additional Protection to the wheel and an electric Battery and steering gear Are ten feet below the water line. Attacking bows and defying with her Armour the heaviest ordnance the destroyer is practically Invulnerable and at the same time a most terrible antagonist. Her armament consists of a single Breech loader of wrought Iron hooped with steel and with a bore of 16 inches. The gun lies 1 feet under water and discharges projectiles containing 250 pounds of dynamite. When the boat with its Crew of ten men is within 300 or 400 feet of the enemy the gun is fired by electricity and the projectile explodes by concussion. If the first shot fails another follows in a few minutes and the torpedo bombardment proceeds with extraordinary rapidity no time being waste Din charging the gun. The substitution of Gunpowder for compressed air in the operation of charging the gun vastly increases the efficiency of the armament. It May not be too much to say that it leaves the mightiest Iron ships of the world completely at her California. An Emigrant Story. The following recital is the tale told by a recent Emigrant from Ireland. His Story is the experience of Many thousands of honest tenants who have been driven from their Homes through the avarice and cruel injustice of Irish landlords. A Stalwart and Manly Irish peasant of neat appearance and sedate bearing was standing near a Side door of Castle Garden. He had come from Galway and the famine. He remarked to a reporter that he had not suffered from the severity of the distress but that the famine had eaten up All his property. Once in circumstances almost comfortable he had sold his pigs and his cattle to procure provisions. His cow his last Possession had been disposed of to Purchase a ticket for America. His family behind my were left dependent upon the Bounty of the Relief committee. To see what an immigrant might say the reporter asked the Man Why he had left the old land. Beckoning the reporter aside the immigrant Drew from his pocket a Large Sheet of Blue paper. It had these words printed along the top of the Page " civil Bill of rent Whereon year s rent is it was an ejectment notice it bore the name of the landlord and required the payment of two years rent in this instance the sum of �26 16s.6d. The immigrant s Little hold of six and half acres had been in the Little Hamlet of Cloo Sheen. On landlord owned All the land the Little settlement was built upon served writs of ejectment upon the whole the reasonableness of the rant paid by the Irish peasant is. Matter of dispute the writ of ejectment served upon this Immi Grant showed that he had paid for rent Oyer �2 per acre10 dollars an acre for ground in the wet bogs of Galway 1 the reporter asked the Man whether he had attended the great political meetings in Ireland. He said that he had attended every political meeting within a Day s journey. " a Good Many Peon file did t know anything Sefoid he " till the meeting began. This people were oing into Battle with famine and the landlords asked the people to give up their potatoes. The agitators told them not to do it. That advice saved Many lives. The people would have starved if they had paid their who was the finest speaker among the agitators a asked the reporter. Of Michael Davitt replied the Man with enthusiasm. Did the great Public gatherings put courage into the people do they cringe to the landlords now asked the reporter. No sir they defy the landlords now responded the immigrant. " the meetings did put courage into the people. They saved the people. The Man 8 father lived fifty years in the cottage his son occupied and had rescued from the bog the land from which his son was evicted. The calif0rnlan mail. Reuter s messages Auckland,14th january. The Pacific mail Steamer City of new York arrived Here to Day with the English mails via san Francisco. The City of new York encountered heavy gales for five Days during which Arthur Simpson and David Silva were washed overboard and drowned. Latest news. Anarchy now prevails in Ireland. It is reported that the Queen acting under the influence of lord Beaconsfield is urging or. Glads Toneto use Force to crush the disorders which prevail. Lord Rossmore and other landlords have adopted a " platform favouring fair rents fixity of tenure and free Sale. An organisation is forming throughout England for an agitation favouring lower rents and right of Purchase after a certain occupancy. An Antarctic exploring expedition in being got ready under the supervision of or. Allen Young. The Secretary of the Navy or. Thompson has resigned in order to accept the presidency of the Panama canal the subscription of which is in excess of the amount required. The chilian Fleet bombarded Ribco on the 18th november. The troops succeeded in capturing the town from which an Advance will be mad upon Lima. A Force of 10,000 reinforcements is to follow the peruvians in order to oppose their Marchat every Point of Vantage. The Twenty first Irish land commission is expected to report in favour of the Extension of the Ulster tenant right Over the whole of Ireland. The state of Ireland. Reuter s messages London,13 the january. Or. Gladstone yesterday received a deputation of Irish liberals who Laid their views before him upon the measures necessary for the pacification of the country and for remedying the grievances of the peasants. In reply or. Gladstone declined to give any pledges in Advance As to the extent and provisions of the land Bill about to be introduced but at th6 same time he declared that it waste desire of the government to do every Justice to the lawful claims of the Irish people. 14th january. Or. Mcdonogh the leading counsel for the defence of the land leagues gave the opening speech for the defence this morning. The address was one of great Power and speaking of the prosecution he characterised the accusations of the landlords As an indictment against the tenants of Ireland. Or. Shaw has formally seceded from or. Parnell with whose views he declares he is not in Accord. Fifteen other Home rulers have followed or. Shaw s example. 1 h m Aegis messages London,15th january. Reports received from various parts of the country stale that there is increased activity among the fenian arid t a plot has just been discovered to destroy the government armoury in Salford near Manchester. 3%e intention it is alleged my to blow no the armoury by Means of Dymke mate. But " it b f although the fenian of Chbeir attempt to destroy the Salford military Barracks by Means of dynamite the butchers store was blown to atoms. A division was taken in the House of commons last evening on the amendment moved by or. Parnell on the 7th instant on the address in reply to the Queen s speech. The amendment was negatived by a majority of 373, the voting being 57 for and 430 against. In consequence of the continued hindrance to business in the House of commons resulting from the policy pursued by the Home Rule party in a training and perverting the rules of debate for the purpose of obstruction the speaker is considering what measures can be adopted to vindicate the authority of parliament. For this purpose he is collecting All the ancient orders passed by the House for the regulation of business and the suppression of the abuse of debate. The press advocates the adoption of the cloture a measure used in the French Assembly to restrain excesses in debate. 16th january. The police have been vigorously prosecuting inquiries into the cause of the explosion at Salford yesterday. They have not met with the slightest Success As yet the Cusa of the explosion and the persons concerned being a Complete mystery. 17 cd january. It has been decided that certain members of the Cork land league who have been instrumental in stirring up sedition in that county shall be prosecuted. Or. Gladst Nehas taken up a threatening attitude toward the party of obstruction in the Hobo of commons. He has condemned or. Justin Mccarthy s amendment on the address sarcastically remarking that parliament was not a debating society. He characterised the amendment As an insult to the throne. Or. Parnell made a speech in the course of which he vaunted the Power of the Irish land league. Several disorderly scenes occurred and eventually the debate Wab further adjourned. Act messages London,17th january. A technical Point has been raised As to the legality of the evidence to be tendered by the Large number of witnesses whom it was intended to Call for the defence in the trial of the land league sat Dublin. The objection was sustained by the Bench and the witnesses have now been withdrawn. Earl Fortescue having asked a question in the House of lords As to what measure the government intended to adept in carrying out their announced policy of coercion in Ireland Earl Granville declined to state the intentions of the government. He notified that a Bill would be introduced in the House of commons dealing with the whole Irish question and until this measure was announced information As to the further intentions of the government would not Only be premature but indiscreet. Miscellany. It is Well known that butter Cream milk and floor Are peculiarly liable to absorb effluvia and should therefore never be kept in Mould rooms or placed where there Are fish or Bacon or indeed Auy kind of food or thing of Strong odour. The China mail says " Canton is covered with posters warning be people not to go to Australia where the mouse has got into the cow sear i.e., where the natives Are taking a mean advantage of the chinese onster s helpless a Nisku of the Royal Rish Hussars skilled in India by a Stone dislodged by a Goat on a Hillside striking him n the head while he was taking his afternoon ride on horseback. In Westphalia Monk came accidentally Pon tiie histories of Tacitus and to this Appy Chance we Are indebted for one of the Ost priceless volumes of Antiquity. The fact that the directors of the Edinburgh philosophical institution have Given orders for " Ouidas novel to be withdrawn rom circulation has Given Rise to considerable discussion. The practice of cremation seems to have Ade More Way in Italy than in Germany to which two countries of Europe it has As yet been almost entirely confined. Tubb officers Long unable to get a cent of pay from the suites Are offering their services to Greece. Whole regiments Are ready to desert on the smallest encouragement. the world has increased by five times since 1830, when it was equal to about 320,000,0801b. While in 1878 it mounted to nearly 1,606,. The total Azna unt of the English nations of on 31st March wabi775,755 608._

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