29 JUNE 1918, Page 3

At the by-election in East Cavan on Thursday week, Mr.

Arthur Griffith, Sinn Feiner, had a majority of 1,214 over the Nationalist candidate, Mr. O'Hanlon. Mr. Griffith, who polled 3,795 votes, is one of the Sinn Fein leaders who were recently arrested and interned in England for being concerned in a German plot. Mr. Dillon had delayed the by-election as long as possible, and had made a special effort, in repeated visits to the constituency, to save the seat for his Party. The defeat of Mr. O'Hanlon is significant of the collapse of the Nationalists, and of the strength of the treasonable Sinn Fein movement,