20 MAY 1882, Page 1

Thereupon, Mr. Forster asked whether Mr. Parnell had read the

whole of the letter, and Mr. Parnell replied that he was reading from a copy furnished by Mr. O'Shea, but that it was possible there was in the original letter an additional paragraph. Mr. O'Shea stating that he had not the original letter with him, Mr. Forster supplied him with a copy, which contained the further remark that if the Liberal Government adopted the Arrears measure, this would be a practical settlement of the land ques- tion, and would enable the Irish party "to co-operate cordially for the future with the Liberal party in forwarding Liberal prin- ciples,"—a passage received with vehement ironical cheering by the Opposition.