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Parncll. 'Well, really, between ourselves, I think it is just about what I should have said myself.'
So far as what may be called the personal issue between Parnell and the ' Times' was concerned, the ConnuiBHionorK gave judgment for Parnell on every point. The forged letters, of course, went by the board. But there were three other specific charges against the Irish leader which the CommisBumers emphatically dismissed.
'There remain/ Bays the report, 'three specific charges against Mr. Parnell, namely :
1 (a) That at the time of the, Kilmainham negotiations Mr. Parnell know that Sheridan and Boyton had been organising outrages and therefore wished to use them to put down outrage.
1 We find that this charge has not been proved.
* (/;) Tlmt Mr. Parnell wan intimate, with the leading Invincible**, that ho probably learned from thorn what they were about when ho wan released on parole iu April 1882, and that ho recognised the Phoonix Park murdern as their handiwork,
1 Wo fincl that there is no foundation for this charge. We have already stated that the luvincibles were not a branch of the Land League.
1 (c) That Mr. Parnell, on January 23, 1883, by an opportune remittance, enabled F. Byrne to escape from justice to France.
4 Wo find that Mr. Parnoll did not make any remittance to enable F. Byrne to escape from justice/
Ho far an the JHHUO between the ' Times' and the Irish mombern generally is concerned, I have thought it right to Rut out the 'conclusions' of the Gom-in art Appqndix. On refenuico to thoseof the city of Edinburgh ? ' 21,014 rtplles were received, of which 17,813 were in the negative and 8,201 in the affirmative. Thug Parnell received the freedom of the* city, though according to the plebiscite there was a majority of the citi/.etm againttt it.—4nni*aJ Regbtcr, 18H9, p. 101.to anil in mtr