Ireland Old News
Evictions Under Difficulties
DUBLIN, Feburary 23.- The evictions of tenants on the Ponsonby estate at Youghal, has been unexpectedly resumed. A large military and police force accompanied by a doctor and ambulance and a fire engine, escorted the bailiffs who went today to execute writs of eviction. A number of battering rams and sledge hammers were carried for the purpose of entrance to the house of any tenant who offers any resistance. The tenants were taken completely by surprise, but a family named Doyle succeeding in barring themselves inside their house, which was only captured after a strong resistance. There were several other exciting scenes. The police made many arrests. The weather was bitterly cold.
Decatur Daily Republican
When Ireland Will Have Home Rule
LONDON, Feb. 24- Lord Randolph Churchill, in his address to the Oxford Union Society, Wednesday, said that if he were asked if home rule would ever be granted to Ireland, he would answer yes, but the he would not tell the time when this would happen. He could only indicate the epoch. When England had ceased to be a nation of wealth; when her manufacturers and her commerce had departed, and when manly resolution and dogged determination no longer remained, and when the memory of the past was forgotten, then, and then only would home rule be granted to Ireland. Lord Randolph's whole address of last evening seems to have been especially severe in its strictures upon the Irish party and the plans of the Gladstonians in general. It looks very much as one of the Liberal journals remarks, that it must be a decidedly wavering cause that necessitates such language toward its opponents from one of its leaders. The speech is, however, not considered as an important utterance, although Mr. John Morley will shortly reply to Lord Randolph and tone down some of the fiercest parts of the harangue.
SURRENDERED TO HIS TENANTS.
THE RENT QUESTION.
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