One of those news in brief stories which leaves the 21st century reader wondering what happened next. There’s nothing further in the 1860s papers.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Saturday 5 October 1867
A SUSPECTED FENIAN
Two tramps were passing through Potovens on Thursday, and O’Neil, the police officer, seeing them put their hands over a wall and take a few onions, apprehended them. On one, named Thomas Daley, he found several Manchester pawn tickets, and suspecting that he was a Fenian, he asked the magistrates yesterday to remand the prisoner, in order to afford the opportunity of making inquiries. The court acceded to this request.