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MT. 34]                COEK CITY ELECTION                       217.
2501. you showed Mr. Horgan on Wednesday last ? " he asked, with a keen, determined look. Y. shuffled for a bit, but soon collapsed and made a clean breast of it. He had gone one evening into Goulding's committee rooms, where they were freely discussing the chances of the Nationalists putting forward 0'Donovan Hossa or some other impossible candidate, who, like Mitchell, might draw away five or six hundred votes from Daly and Murphy, In. such case, they said, Goulding would once more slip in between the broken Liberal ranks.
6 Y. was personally known to some of the Tory wire-pullers, and looked upon as an "Extremist" who cared neither for Whig nor Tory, and would not in the least object to spoil the Whig game. He was sounded there and then, and told that if he coxild get an extreme Nationalist candidate the Tories would pay the Sheriff's fees and give him (Y.) 200?. for himself.
' Y. undertook to bring forward such a candidate, but said he would not disclose the name until the day of nomination. He stipulated, however, that the 250?. should be given to him at once. This was agreed to, and Mr. B------handed Y. the money (250Z.).
'That was Y.'s plain unvarnished tale. When he had finished Parnell said: " You gave 50?. to Mr. Horgan on the day of the nomination. Where is the remaining 200?. ? " Y. refused to tell. Parnell pressed him; he still held out. "Y.," said Parnell at last, with a determined look, " if you do not tell me at once where the money is I will raise that window and denounce you to the citizens of Cork." An immense crowd had by this time gathered outside. Y. looked at the crowd and then at Parnell, and