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friend of the Monaghan election and of tlie Drogheda speech, and suggested that Parnell would probably always appear upon the scene when he thought his presence was necessary; that he would not be forced into activity by the abuse of the ' Irish World,' any more than he would be forced into inactivity by the abuse of the ' Times/ lie would always take his own line at his own time, and disregard the critics. A fortnight after this conversation I'arnell was again in evidence. An election was pending in the County Tipperary. His nominee was Mr. John O'Connor, of Cork. A local convention nominated a local candidate, Mr. O'llyan. Hero was a new danger. A light between two Homo Rule candidates would certainly give the enemy an opportunity to blaspheme. Knglish publicists looked at the situation with joy, Irish Nationalists with alarm. What was to bo done? How was this fresh peril to be averted? One day Parnell arrived suddenly in the town of Tlmrles. Next day the danger had passed. Mr, O'Uy.ui had retired. Mi*. O'Connor was accepted with acclamation. On January 8, ,1885, Parnell addressed a meeting in Thurlen. Ho said: * When 1 went to Meath I was told that I was not a Moath man, but I was not told so by Nationalists. I was told so by landlords. 'When I went to Cork, no one there said that I was not a Cork man. The question is not whether you belong to this county or to that, but whether you are a good Irishman. Mr. O'.Ryan has proved himself a good Irishman by the handsome way in which he has retired from thin contest; and I. will answer for it that Mr. O'Connor will prove himself a. good irishman if he is returned for Tipperary.'
He was returned for Tipperary without opposition.siness and that he means to chuck it up? ' I ventured to remind mytforms by a million voices that the