21 AUGUST 1886, Page 1

Lord Carnarvon declared that he had done his best to

avail himself of the powers given by the law to keep order in Ireland, but that " the law was insufficient for the purpose." Further, he did not think that there was wisdom in insisting on giving "identical institutions to England and Ireland." "Ireland does not want the same institutions. Ireland cannot bear them." We are in danger of injuring Ireland by forcibly assimilating the institutions of the two countries. That seems to us wise enough, and it is doubtless Lord Carnarvon's reason for desiring some sort of Home-rule in Ireland. It is not, however, any reason for handing over Ireland to the party which has shown itself wholly unconservative of what was good in Ireland, and desirous to revolutionise the country in the worst and basest sense.