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Title: The uncrowned king : the life and public services of Hon. Charles Stewart Parnell ; comprising a graphic story of his ancestry; also family reminiscences, related by his aged mother, Delia Tudor Stewart Parnell ... ; also, a bilgraphical sketch of his great co-laborer, Rt. Hon. Wm. E. Gladstone
Subjects: Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891
Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Edgewood Pub. Co.
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nt farmers were sent as representative dele-gates from the various counties in Ireland toAvondale, Mr. Parnells country-seat, where theyperformed all of the agricultural work that wasnecessary. That was on the i6th of February,1882, and on the 25th of that month the men ofMeath elected Michael Davitt, who was then inprison, to succeed the lamented A. M. Sullivan,who had resiofned his seat in Parliament. OnApril 9th Mr. Parnell was released from Kil-mainham jail on parole, to attend the funeral ofa nephew in Paris. He returned to his cell onthe 24th, remaining there until his release withDillon and OKelly, on the 2d of May, 1882,two days after which Michael Davitt was releasedfrom Portland prison. It was about this time that Buckshot Forster refused the Chief Secretary-ship of Ireland, and was succeeded by LordFrederick Cavendish, who, with Thomas HenryBurke, the Under-Secretary, was assassinatedwhile walking towards the Vice-regal Lodge, inPhoenix Park, Dublin. That murderous deed was
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MICHAEL D;4VITT. X83 CHARLES STEWART PARNELL. one of the deadliest blows that was dealt to theIrish cause for many years. Again the evil for-tune that has so often blighted the Irish cause onthe threshold of victory intervened, and in one daythe hopes of Ireland were blasted, and the cause ofIrish liberty was thrown back for years. LordFrederick Cavendish had gone over to Ireland asthe new Chief Secretary, and as the bearer of thenew message of peace to the Irish people. Hewas a man of amiable temper, and of high purpose,and well fitted in every way to be the niedium ofreconciliation. On the very day of his arrival inDublin, he and Mr. Burke, the Under Secretary,were assassinated in the Phoenix Park., This wason May 6th. It turned out afterwards he wasunknown to those who killed him, and that hisdeath was due to the accidental circumstance ofhis being alone with Mr. Burke. The tragedycreated terrible excitement and anger in Eng-land. A cry for vengeance was raised, and theMinistry had
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