27 DECEMBER 1919, Page 1

Meanwhile the Terror in Ireland is as bad as ever.

The atrocious attempt on the life of Lord French naturally recalls the assassination in 1882 of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr. Burke, almost on the very same spot where Lord French so narrowly escaped. Like causes produce like effects ; and yet we feel almost as though we were in a dream when we reflect that twice in our lives the attempt at conciliation in Ireland has been met in exactly the same way. Lord Frederick Caven- dish and Mr. Burke had only just arrived in Ireland on their mission of conciliation when they were murdered. The Irish answer to a fresh attempt at conciliation forty years later is again murder !