13 MAY 1882, Page 1

The impression made by this event, both in England and

Ireland, was tremendous, and, on the whole, of a satisfactory kind. In London, indeed, there has been a cry for drastic measures, and the abandonment of remedial legislation ; but the country, as a whole, perceived that the crime had been in- tended to prevent conciliation, and demanded that, while the law must be strengthened, the modified policy announced last week should still be carried out. Newspapers and public meetings all gave the same advice, as did, we are happy to per- ceive, the clergy of all denominations. In Parliament, the Con- servatives at once announced their intention of supporting the Government, and even the Parnellites intimated their impression that a strong Bill must be introduced, and issued a manifesto proclaiming the assassination a disgrace, as well as an injury to Ireland. In Ireland, there was an explosion of horror at the crime. In Dublin, an Extremist like Mr. Metge declared that it might curse the very grass ; and in Cork, Limerick, and all the cities returning Land Leaguers, the condemnation was unanimous. The lowest class appear to have shared this feeling, and in Dublin some 'Ben arrested by the police on suspicion were with difficulty saved from the action of Lynch law. The people appear to be sincerely and thoroughly shocked throughout the Island, the only fact to be set on the other side being that no evidence against the assassins has been produced, though a number of persons must be aware where horse and car are to be found.