Mr. Disraeli, in the amusing speech to his constituents to
which we were just able to refer last week, made rather a point of his proposed Irish policy,—though he had to apologize a little on Monday for his Irish personnel,—and his Irish policy would be, he said, to stop emigration. " Under some conditions, and even under general . conditions, emigration is the safety-valve of a people. But there is a difference between blood-letting and limmorrhage. What I see in Ireland is not that scientific depletion which reanimates the health and gives fresh vigour to the constitution, but a wasting away of nature, which I think ought to be staunched ; and the political styptic which is required under the circumstances it is the duty of statesmen to discover." As the Land Tenure Bill, against which the Tories and Mr. Lowe were so eloquent, has just been withdrawn, and Lord Derby thought it an invasion of " the rights of property," we conclude the styptic' will scarcely be a land law at all. Perhaps it is the administration of justice by the Irish country gentlemen on whom Lord Derby says he is going to rely. No doubt they and Mr. Whiteside together will succeed in making the wounds of Ireland smart, as a styptic should do, but whether they will stop the haemorrhage is a matter of some doubt.