Very good, Simon, so you've proved that Quinn and Lowe couldn't have travelled on the public passenger railway from London to Madrid within the timescale set out on in my previous post have you? (I don't know because I haven't bothered to read the timetable).
It would be a great point were it not for the fact that Quinn and Lowe did not travel on the public passenger railway to Madrid.
You would know this had you carefully read one of what you describe as my "rambling diatribes". As I mention in the Suckered! Quadrilogy part 3, Leigh Pemberton of the Home Office wrote to the Foreign Office on 2 March 1889 saying:
'Inspector Patrick Quinn of the Criminal Investigation Department accompanied by another officer will start for Madrid by to-night's mail ...'
They went on the mail train, Simon, so they could make the journey in the quickest possible time.
But, hey, that information comes from official and confidential internal government correspondence that I discovered buried in the Foreign Office files so you will no doubt ignore it on the basis that the Home Office was lying to the Foreign Office and continue with your barmy conspiracy theories.
La Epoca, 7 March 1889 Le Matin of Paris reports that the English police were informed of the arrival of Richard Pigott in Madrid by a telegram received on Thursday in London by Mr. Shannon, which read: "A favor requested of S… send me what you have promised me; write to Roland Ponsonby, Hotel de Embajadores, Madrid."
Mr. Shannon wrote denying that he had made Pigott any promises of money, while the police telegraphed the S.M.B. Ambassador[Spain] where the famous Irishman could be found.
LONDON, 3 March - This is how the English police learned that Pigott was in Madrid.
Thursday In the afternoon, Mr. Shannon received the following telegram "Please ask M. S... to send me what you promised me, and write to Roland Ponsonby, the Hotel des Ambassadeurs, Madrid."
Mr. Soames immediately informed the police, and while Mr. Shannon, who was leaving that same evening for Ireland, wrote a letter in which he asserted that no promise of money had ever been made, the police telegraphed to the English ambassador at Madrid, to inform him that the traveler of the Hotel des Ambassadeurs was indeed Pigott.
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You want to calm down, Simon, it can't be good for your blood pressure.
This isn't the first time you've posted an image with no explanation at all. If you do such things then what do you expect?
I am not a mind reader. I told you I didn't read the timetable. But if it is supposed to relate to Pigott's journey, I literally have no idea why you posted a timetable showing a journey from London to Madrid directly after my post about Quinn and Lowe travelling from London to Madrid.
Perhaps you can explain what your purpose was in posting Pigott's itinerary. What is it supposed to show?
You say you're calm but for some reason you got so agitated you broke the forum rules on abuse. I wouldn't want you be suspended.
And, Simon, I've given up asking you anything politely because it takes at least five attempts to get you to answer any question so, rather than jump through these ridiculous hoops that you like to make me jump through, I prefer to just draw my own conclusions about your posts and that seems to do the trick to get you to actually respond and say something.
Originally Posted by Simon Wood
This may come as a surprise, but I posted it so people could see the route Pigott took from London to Madrid and the times of the two rail journeys.
Yes it does come as a surprise in the context of the discussion. Clearly you were trying to show the itinerary of Quinn and Lowe, thinking they took the public passenger railway, even if they would have made it in time for 5 March, but now you can't admit this because it would show that you weren't aware they caught the mail train.