James Carey Assasination July 31 1883 page 11
ABSASSINATIOIT OF JAMES CABBY. (FftOX 60S OoBMMPOltDXXX.) (Br Bisxzxx akp Bocta Arwcxs Caiow.) DCBttAK. JcirSO. ft U fttd tb&i Jaaes Ouvy, tbe Informer, hi been ahot deed t - E London by an Irunxnia earned O'DonnelL Moon. Donald Currie and Co, hYo roeclvod the olknring Ulcgram from tnolr agantt ai Port EIia. both, Sooth Ainca Jamoa Oarer, Irian Informer, shot dead on board Melr, July 29, byarwaenger named O'Donnall." . , A passenger named O'Donnall booked from London to Oapa Town by the Royal rteamar Kinfauna Caatla, which connectod at Capo Town with the. Melroao for Natal (ttcrx&'a Txixaaxx.) OAPK TOWN, JdT 50. A passenger on board too Kinfauna Castle, who .U mpposodtd be Jamea Carey, the informer, has been shot by a fellow - passenger named O'Donnell while on the way to Natal. Our Dublin Correspondent telegraphed last night " considerable excitement has been caused her by a report to tho effect that Jatnea Caroy has boon shot on board a steamer at Natal by a man named O'Donnell. Tho authorities have had no such information, and do not believo it. They regard it as an attempt to got eomeduo to Carey a destitution and present locality, but the strictest tecrecy U observed on tho subject." Groat excitement was caused in London yestor - iay evening by the publication of the statement statement that Jain oa Carey had been shot while emigrating to South Africa. It has been ascertained, uabore stated, that a passenger named O'Donnell booked from London to Capo Town by tho Royal Mail steamer Kinfauns Castle, which arrived at Cape Town from England, rid Madeira with mails anop&ssengcrs on Friday last at 4 a.m. At Cape Town tho passengers for Port Elizabeth, East London, and Ratal porta were transferred from the Kinfauna Castle to the .Melrose, which would oonvey them thence to Natal, and the Melrose Melrose had proceeded as far as Pert Elizabeth when the tragedy occurred. Details of the occurrence have not yet Soen received ; nothing, therefore, is known as to the fate of the murderer, but it is conjectured, from the fact that no epecifie mention is mado of him in tho first brief telegram, that ho Is safely in custody, as if he had escaped or had attempted to commit suieido something would almost certainly have been said of it in tho original message. - James Carey first came into tho notice of the English public on January IS, when ho was arrosted In his own house in Dublin on tho charge of having, with 16 others, conspired to murder crtain public officials. His apprehension was regarded regarded at tho time as the most important of the trholo batch, as he had been elected to the Dublin Town Council at a contest, in tho latter part of last fear. The prisoner were brought before the ciaristrates on the afternoon of the arrest, and were immediately remanded for a week. On the next Saturday they were again examined, and Carey is described as having stepped out of the prison - van smoking a cigar, farrell. the first informer, informer, was also the first witness, and he identified Carey as having attended meetings where illegal drilling was carried on. The prisoners were again remanded, and in describing the scene in court a reporter observed that they displayed great bra vado, adding, " with few exceptions, they did not look like the ruffians who alone would bo thought capable of committing the crimes laid to their charge. 3Ir. Carey, the Town Councillor, is one of ' the exceptional class.' On tne next occasioa on which the prisoners were brought up only five were at first put in the dock, tneso being specifically charged with the attempted murder of Jlr. Field ; but, later in the day ,Oarey, with tho remainder, was again brought forward, Lamie, another approver, havini? anoeared. On the next Saturday. Feb ruary 3, tne interest deepened as Carey and seven ethers, inclndinc his brother. Peter, were definitely charged with the Phcenix - park murders, and evi dence was adduced to prove tho possession by Uarey of knives with which the deed might have boon done. Un the occasion ot toe next magisterial examination examination the chain around Carey was drawn much tighter, Michael Kavanagh, the carman who drove the - murderers from the park and who had pre viously stood in the dock, deposing to having seen Carey in the park on the evening of the murders and to being told by Brady that Carey might want him. He afterwards saw tho latter wave a handkerchief as Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Burke entered the park. Saturday, Saturday, February 13, brought with it the most dramatic surprise of the examinations, James Carey,, to the expressed consternation of his previous previous comrades in the dock, now ascending the witness - table, and giving in the fullest detail the whole story of tho Puce nix - park assassinations from the incubation of the plot to its execution on the 6th of May, 1882. An eye - witness of the scene in court gave the following particulars : Carey's appearance on the witness - table at Kilmainham was received with the greatest astonishment, not only on the part of the prisoners in the dock, but by the general public. It was thought that he would have been tho last man to turn approver. On the memorable Saturday morning it was known that one of the prisoners was about to turn informer, but not the slightest suspicion attached to Carey. A delay ofa few minutes occurred after the opening of the court, and then the clerk quietly called for " James Carey." The effect in tne court was electrical. A .murmur of astonishment went through the court, and all eyes were turned to the dock, where for tho moment .the occupants seemed to be dazed with the revelation which nad just been made to them. The little side doer was then opened, and James Corey, surrounded by warders and detectives, came into court and walked quietly up the steps to the chair on tho witness - table. He was greeted by & suppressed bowl of execration from those who only two days before had been his companions in the dock. Carey's demeanour on this occasion was one of extreme callousness ; and when Daniel Curley rointedly upbraided him with bis treachery, he turned round in the witness - chair and exclaimed, with an air of triumph, 11 Ah, Dan, I was before tog," evidently referring to the suspicion that Curley had also offered his asrviees to the Crown. Carey was a man apparently of about 40 years of ago, and with a rather intellectual head. Ho wore b beard, and throughout tho long series of court examinations was scrupulously careful of his ao - pearance. It was noticeable that after the exhibitions exhibitions of hostility mado by the prisoners towards Carey on his first appearance he was carefully removed removed from the court by a door which would not .necessitate his passing the dock ; and at the time it was admitted in official circles in Dublin that a plot existed among the accused men to draw him into the dock and, if possible, assassinate him. In the subsequent trial at the Green - street Commission Commission Court Carey was always carefully guarded ; but for himself he never showed the slightest symptom symptom of fear : on the contrary, ho maintained a most defiant air, intermixed with an amount of levity levity which created general condemnation. The incidents of Carey's subsequent career, bis expulsion from tho Dublin Town Council, tho refusal refusal of the Lord Lieutenant to grant him a formal . pardon for his share in the crime, and, latest, his secret release from Kilmainham and bis equally secret .departure from Inland, must be fresh in the memories of all. At Scotland - yard nothing is known of the murder, or cf the events immediately preceding it, m the.whole'of the arrangements for retting Carey out of this country rested with the Dublin police. It Is as yet a matter of uncertainty whether the murderer will be brought to England for trial, this point mainly dependingiipon the spot where the deed was committed, Tho Melrose being a British ship, the murderer would be conveyed to this country if the crimo were committed on tho high ieas, the Tula of international law being that every country bordering on the "sea has exclusive scre - reignty brer such eea to the extent of three "miles froJt store but all beyond that point is open common to all countnesV If, therefore, the sc wpri perpetrated at taj point, mjre thw three miles distant from the shore, O'Donnell will be brought to England for trial, The news of the murder excited keen interest in the Parliamentary lobby, but little Information was obtainable beyond that above given. A later report stated that Carey was shot as the passengers were about to disembark from the Melrose at Port Elizabeth, Elizabeth, little sympathy is expressed for tho murdered murdered man. ana as little surprise is felt at his fate, which has boon looked upon as certain from the first by those acquainted with the bitter hatred entertained entertained towards him. Details aro now anxiously awaited. It ii stated that the Homo Secretary, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and the Irian Attorney - Gonoral place belief In tho report. The Melroao had, it is said, got into harbour at Port Elizabeth and was discharging her passengers and cargo when O'Donnoll snot Carey, who had endeavoured to disguiso himself. A Cork correspondent telegraphs : " - The news of Carey's death was at first received in this city with incredulity, but by many of those who heard it delight was expressed, and tho general exclamation exclamation was that the notorious approver deserved his fate. As yet (9 30 p.m.) the news has not had time to gain much publicity ; but, judging from tho feelings already betrayed, this last ghastly act in connexion with tho recent 4 Invinciblo ' trials is likely to provoko manifestations of popular rejoicing." rejoicing." TUB MOORS. Reports received from gamekeepers oa the northern moors, and other persons wcu - inionaeu, leave utile room to do - ibt that on tbe whole the prospects held out in the early part of tbe season will be fully realised, and that tbe ensuing year will be one of the most favourable, as affording an abundance of well - con - ditioaed.gro.ise. that sportsmen Into enjoyed for a number of year. Many of the lodges in Invemes - hire, Aberdeen shire and the more northerly counties of Scotland are already tenanted, while sport men continue to arrive daily from tlx south. The Irooiing reason has pro" I most favourable except in the higher districts, where tTSe severe and continued snow storms destroyed the eggs and forced many bird to emigrate to taeiower moors in searcn oi food and shelter. The effect of this, however, will not be appreciably felt except in the very high grounds. Gamekeepers Gamekeepers who have gone over their moors in tho course of last week rcpirt that there is a notable absence of disease. With the exception of those on the Glentulchan moor, in Morayshire, one or two Banffshire moors, and in the early part of the season in Perthshire, no diseased birds have been observed. In Perthshire, indeed, the storms in the motth of March, while bearing severely upon healthy birds, cleared off tle diiease - l ores and purified the stock. From lnverness - shire it is reported that tbe coveys average from six to ten, sod that the grouse are not wild. In that county also there if a large stock of black came and ifcrtridge. In Strathnairn snd Strathdean the season will be early and the birds pentifnl and strong, Tbe coveys average from nine to 12. In Badenoch the average is slightly less, but the season will undoubtedly be the best experienced for several years. On the Locbaber mooro, despite the cold spring, tbe prospects are fair, but the birds, if. anything, are weakly. In Stye the coreys sre numerous and strong. The moors, in fact, were never better stocked. Tbe same may be said of Glen TJrquhart and Strath Errich. One keeper reports that the cronse are better m aaantv ana numDcr man tner nave been far six years, a fact that is due to a singularly favourable favourable brooding season. The coveys average a dozen, and disease has not been heard of. The grouse on the Strath - class moors ire, in fine trim for the ll'th, and Lord Tweed - mouth's deer forest never offered a more pleasing prospect for the sportsman. Of the Rcss - shire moors generally it may be said that they are exceptionally well - stocked with strong nealtny tmis. mis remark applies to tne Strat&peffer, Wyvis, Easter Boss, Gsirlorb, and Tjllapool moors. The Sutherland - hire moors promise exceptionally rood snort. Ice bird experierced a one open winter. Un toe Duke of Westminster's lteay and Assynt grounds the sport will bo early and much tetter than the average of recent - years. Aberdeenshire, as usual, will afford splendid sport, and strong healthy broods are the rule, especially upon the low ground shootings. Throughout the Buchan district there is a more tnan ordinarily good stock of ground game, while grouse are also plentiful. From the Btrathdon shootings reports aro not very encouraging, tho stormy month of .March .and tho extremely cold weather whicn toUowad it retracing tne parent iiirrts to a poor ana weak state. Reports from Kincardine O'Niell state that the coveys are fewer and the broods smaller than they were but year owing to a bad breeding season, and there are slight indications of disease. In Balogie Forest groare aro weak and late, and somewfcat scarce. On tbe Finxeah moors, belonging to Dr. Fsrqnharson, M.F., there are good pronwets so far as the lower cronnd are concerned, l ot the nigher grounds are almost barren. On the Lumphanan 11U1S also tun is tne case, in tact toe same condition rir rails on all the hich grounds. The co: trast between these and the Balmoral, Mar - lodge, and Invercauld moors i striking. The hatching season was highly favourable, and the broods average from eight to cine. On the Glenmuick Moors the irds are plentiful, but fbrepers sre common, and it is expected that the season will bo a fort - Bight later than usual. The deer forests on Deeside are stocked with animals in excellent condition, owicg to the freshness of the season snd the sbnndance of tbe hay crop. The lessees of the Banffshire Moors have been less fortunate this season than last, owicg to disease and a bad hatching season, the number of tsrren birds being unusually largo. Id Clenlitat and (2ler.rir.nes the birds will be at least a fortnight later, but on the Tulcban mocrs and in the Keith district the prwpects are' more favourable. favourable. ' On the Clasoadarroch moor, especially, the ravages of disease were visible, and the birds there are not very equal, some of them being snail and weakly. In the Orkney Islands, on the Earl of Zetland' property, the moors do cot ceem to be well stocked with grouse this season, and snipe and moor fowl are unaccountably scarce. In Kouny, on the other hand, the stock of this season far exceeds that of previous years, and the birds are large and plump. Crkney, however, is always later than the counties on the mainland, and some of the keenest sportsmen sportsmen usually refrain from shooting for a week cr a fortnight fortnight after the 12th. in order to allow the birds extra time to gain strength. In the sheltered islands the grouse is a rum oru, but interesting experiments are to be forthwith forthwith tried to acclirr.atiie tne grouse to the more northern part of the county. There is plenty of food and good cover, but it is felt that owing to the large number of ravens in the district it will Xe impossible to Lreed the f rouse with any degree of success, Steps have been taken y the local commissioners to exterminate the ravens, and an assessment is being' levied for that purpose. Regarding Argyll and the West, the prospects, it s said, are quite as pleasing as on the northern moors. Royal Visit to Goodwood. The Prince and Princess of Wales left Marlborough House yesterday evening on a visit to the lAise aiid Duchess of Richmond at Goodwood. Their Royal Highr esses, , attended Ly the suite, drove to the Victoria station of the Brighton and South Coast Railway, where they were received bv Mr. J. r. Knight, general manager. The terminus was thronged with spectators. The special train was com nosed of six vehicles, tbe saloon reserved for the use oi the Royal party being tastefully decorated with Sowers. The Prince and Princess were met upon the carpeted platform by Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig - Holstein, who had reached the station only a few minutes previously, and the Duke of Teck. Tho?e proceeding by the special train included the Duke of Portland, the Pari and Countess of Cadogan, Admiral Sir II. Keppel, and others. Their Royal Highnesses quitted Victoria at 5.35. The Prince of Wales remains the guest of the Duke and Ducl ess of Richmond snd Gordon till Friday, when be leaves for Portsmouth. lie will Le jo'ned at (.'owes on Saturday by the Princess of Wales from Goodwood, sod Princesses Louise, Victoria, and Maud. Their Royal Highnesses, after a short cruise la their yacht, will return to London, previous previous to the departure Of the Prineo of VaJes,for Hom - burg about the middle of next month. TUB Scottisu Coaronanosf. The Marquis of Lorne will preside at the festival of tbe Scottish Corporation, Corporation, to be held on St Andrew's Day next, the 30th oi November. November. The Suez Oanai. - " H. 23." writes ; " Much of tbe difficulty surrounding this question seems to bo ao""l by the some what' loose ideas which prevail as to the ezaet nature and effect of what is called a ' concession.' concession.' Ii h a thing unknown by this name to tho Knglis h law, sod conveys to the ordinary mind ti mysterious suggestion suggestion of special privileges, considerably wider than it should uo, and it may ee uactot at iuo present juuctoio to try and remote this false impression. When the Go vernment of this country gives power to indmdusi to construct a railway, or other mean of transit, from one point to another, inch power U confertd by a private Act of Parliament, whieh gives to the promoters an exclusive rit - ht of constructing tbe parncniar line oi communication. The nature and dimensions and limits of deviation are laid down on tbe plans deposited m accordance with the Parliamentary regulation on sueh matters, and the limits of the enterprise and privileges of the promoters and of the company to be formed are defined by the Act. When such pririlcges are conferred by foreign rowers, they are usually embolied in instruments called 4 concessions.' In K&gland th grant is generally in perpetuity, and abroad it is generally for a long term of years. la. neither case, howefer, docs, or can, the Government part with or destrOJ its right, as repraienting tbe public, to take bvk ita grant (giving, of course, adequate compensation to the grantee), should tbe poblle intepwt demand that such a sUp should he taken. In neither does tbe grant deprive tho Government of the power and undoubted right to grant ti others similar powers and privileges to construct rival route, so soon as, af Ur due inquiry, it is found that tbe public interest demands that such grant I hoc Id bo made. In either ease tbe powers and privileges of the grantee are jealously confined, by all Courts of Law, English and foreign, within the strict terms of M grant, in order to prevent the erection of that most hateful thing, an absolate monopoly The wider the interests in volred, the more hateful the 'bare suggestfcn of a inonopoly.s The application of the above to tbe qucsiloo of the Suez Canal is obvious, and it U carious to see oar Republican Republican neighbours losing sight of bread Liberal prlncit Elcsia a fit of national excitement, and an ultra - Liberal ovtrnmeat la F"!!'" toUowiss; their pernicious SjXsjnnXa'4 in the trie the bt t of.