Michael Davitt was bom in 1846 in Straide, county Mayo, Ireland, was early put to work in a cotton f actory, where, at the age oí 11, he lost his right arm, was then sent to school till he was 15 years old, when he obtained work in a printing office, remaining f or seven years. In 1866 he joined the Irish revolntionary party, and in 1870 was tried for "treason felony" and sentenced to fifteen years penal servitude. When this sentence was half served he was released on a ticket of leave. He has since been arrested several times. He is editor and proprietor of The Labor World, a weekly paper published in London.