Martin Lyden murder
SL1GO, DjealO, To - day, at the Winter AaaLtes at8ligo, b afore Judge O'Brien, a number ot men who bad been committed for trial en tbe charge of being concerned in the murder of tb Lydene at Lett erf rack, in G al way, on April 30, 1881 , were put forward and Indicted for having conspired to murder Martin Lyden. Th Lydens, it will be remember 1, were employed as herds upon a boycotted farm in a wild region in the neighbourhood of the Tillage of Lettarfrack, and Martta Lydea wss shot dead outside his own doorty Patrick Walsh, an . evicted tenant, who haa ainee been executed for the crime. Lyden's ton, who went to the aid of bis father, wss also fired st and mortally wounded. Ihe prtarmers arrslgned to - day are named Fsherty, Yalloly, Jcyee, M'Dourell, and Connelly. Very vuluminoua depositions had been made eonetining them by three mfcrmeTS, one or whom wis present at tte muruer. 2be prisoners all plesded " Guilty " except Faherty. Counsel for the prisoner having addressed the Court, the Attorney - General said be did not think It waa necessary for him ta make tutny observations. II would not dwell upon the nature of the conapiracy with complicity in which these men had been charged. The ease waa only another terrible example of tbe result of a connexion with secret societies. Some ot tbo persons wbo originated this conapiracy had ed from tbe country. They had, however, left behind aeveral of the deluded penoES wboee action they had directed, and one of these unfortunate mea bad since been executed for bis part in the taurdVr of tbe LynJes. Tho prisoners had pleaded guilty to being mem - bera of a eonsplrsey which enste.1 in C oueernara,and if the result of the ease did not teach the people of Ireland to avoid all connexion with evil trganiixtiona they would never learn anything. Mr. Jetties O'Brien said be had not examined the de - poaiticca with that care, which would be necessary before Le could judge of the relative degrees of guilt cf the prison st s. lie would therefore defer sentence, and In tha meantime carefully, examine tho infoimatlon. Tb pri soner wero then put back. Nr. MaJley, y.U., said that. In view ot trie coarse wniea Lad heen takrn br the ether Prisoners, he bad told the prisoner Fsberty that he could not consistently defend him. lie had recommended the prisoner to plead guilty also, but Faherty declined to do so.