The Catholic World, Vol. 34 : A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; October, 1881, to March, 1882 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Catholic World, Vol. 34: A Monthly Magazine of General Literature and Science; October, 1881, to March, 1882 The summer assizes of 1880 are remarkable for the testimony of judges in all parts of the country as to the absence of crime. In Wexford there were only three cases to go before the grand jury; in Galway, a county situated in the centre of the poorest and most disturbed districts, only four; in Derry, five in Wicklow, one; in Donegal, five; in Louth, two; in the city of Cork, none. At Drogheda Judge Fitzgibbon declared that the complete absence of crime was not in any way owing to the inability of the police authorities to detect offences, for that ample supervision had been exercised and in North Tipperary, a district long celebrated for the excitable temper of its people, Judge o'brien said that he was happy to find there were no agrarian outrages at all. The statement so frequently made in Parliament and on pub lic platforms during the discussion on the late Coercion Bill, that agrarian crime was never so rife, is refuted by one single fact. In the year 1870 the number of agrarian outrages was According to a return (no. 131) presented to the House of Com mons on the motion of the late Chief Secretary for Ireland (mr. J. Lowther), and already referred to, the number of agrarian crimes from January 1, 1879, to January 31, 1880, was 977, thus showing that in the thirteen months during all of which the dis tress was most severe, and during part of which the land agita tion had begun, the number of outrages was far below the total of 1870. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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