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Full text of "The Life Of Charles Stewart Parnell - Ii"

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CHAPTEB XXIII
AT BAY
ON Friday night, November 28, a dramatic scene took place at tho apartments of au Irish member, Dr. Fitzgerald, in Chester Place, near Victoria Station. Parnell nummoned a number of hie colleagues on whom ho felt ho could rely to moot him at Dr. Fitzgerald's quartern; among othera, Mr. John Redmond, Mr. "William Redmond, Mr. J. J. O'Kelly, Mr. Loamy, Colonel Nolan, came. It was about ton o'clock at night* They found Parnett soatod at a table with many sheets of manuscript before him. 'Well/ ho said, as his friends gathered around him, ' if we go down wo shall go down with our flag flying. I have written a paper which I shall send to tho Proas to-night. Before sending it I wish to road it to you.' Then, after a pause, he added, * I think Justin McCarthy ought to bo hero. Ho ought to know that 1 am doing this. Lot someone go for him,1
Mr. William Redmond then wont for Mr. McCarthy, who soon arrived, On his taking a seat Parnoll said : * I have written a public letter, McCarthy, which I think you ought to hoar before it goes to the Prcmn/ and •without further words ho road slowly and deliberately, while all listened 'n (lead silence.
VOL. II.                                                                         Se appearance of the Liberal ultimatum. Mr. Dillon, Mr. O'Brien, Mr. T. P. O'Connor ' obeyed/ Parnell suspected that Mr. Gladstone's letter would produce the same effect on the American delegates as it had produced on his other parliamentary colleagues, and accordingly he cabled to Mr. Dillon and to Mr. O'Brien urging them to take no steps until they had read a manifesto, which he would issue immediately.ll" say of you when you have done thisive up Farnoll because Mr. Gladstone has written this letter? *                            of