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sympathy of the Fenian organisations; and without the help of the 'Fenians no man could lead the Homo Halo movement. Butt had allowed 'himself to be carried away by the English cheetn, and had for the moment thought only of the House of Commons. Parnell eared nothing for the House of Commons, and thought chiefly of thu extreme men in Ireland and in England.
Parnell disposed of 'Halt's oration in a single sentence: * The hon. and learned gentleman,' he said, * wan not in the House, when 1 attempted to explain why I had not put down notice of my amendments.1 That was enough. Butt Intel attacked him without having heard him in justification of his portion. 1'arnell knew that the single sentence lie had spoken in reply would filter through the Fenian mind and would arouse Fenian sympathies ; and, an tnilwecjitent events proved, he did not count without his host. Four clayn later ho wan again in evidence, obstructing an vigorously and perBtntently as ever*
(hi April 1(1 tht* Miirimi Mutiny Bill iitubr connidoratiott. Parnell protonted itfiaiitst the dealing with crime jmniHltablo by death. He sug-gented that thorn should ho name classification of offences, and that any offence which did not involve any moral depravity, or any injury to an officer, or any other peraoi^ might he ptimtihed l»y imprison-ment with or without hard labour instead of peitnl servitude,
All his amendmentB on flu* Mutiny Hill (Marine and Army) und on Out IViMoiin Bill \v«*re illrcetrcl to tnitigato tlunr Hevt»rity, and m-verul «if tlu'iu \vvr«* adopted. There wan olmtrtiction« plenty of obhtruction, wilful ohntruction • in hm tfirticn; Imt I feel I nut
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