8CH CHAIILKS STEWART PARNELL [1882
3. That the tenant should satisfy a legal tribunal of his inability 'to pay the whole of the arrears.
We have seen how Mr. Healy describes Parnell as a man of moderate and even conservative tendencies. The description is true. Never was a revolutionary movement kid by so conservative a politician. He was not violent by choice. He was only violent through necessity. When the exigencies of the situation demanded, he never hesitated to raise a popular storm. When the occasion required, he was the first to throw oil upon the troubled waters. At this crisis he desired a calm in public affairs, because the country had got out of hand, and he wanted a lull to take his bearings afresh and to shape the future course of the agitation.
On May (5 he had gone to Dartmoor to meet Davitt. They travelled to London together. 'All the way/ said Davitt, 'he talked of the state of the country, said it was dreadful, denounced the Ladies' Land League, swore, at everybody, and spoke of anarchy as if ho were a British Minister bringing in a Coci'cion Bill. I never saw him so wild and angry; the Ladies' Land League had, he declared, taken the country out of his hands, and should bo suppressed. I defended the ladies, saying that after all they had kept the ball rolling while ho was in jail. " I am out now," said lie, 11 and I don't want thorn to keep the ball rolling any more. The League must bo suppressed, or I will leave public Ufa"
1 In August wo mot at Dublin. The Ladies' League wanted SOQJ. 1 called on Parnell, at Morrison's Hotel, and asked him for a cheque for that amount. " No," he said, "not a shilling; they have squandered the money given to thorn, and 1 shall take care that they get no more.*1 I said : " But, Mr. Farnoll, their debts must be