27 MAY 1882, Page 2

Mr. Parnell, who resumed the debate on Thursday, began with

an apology for Mr. Dillon, which really came to this,— that by long converse with him in Kilmainham, he knew Mr. Dillon's horror of outrages better than Mr. Dillon knew it him- self, and that Mr. Dillon had not intended to say that he would not denounce outrages till the Government prevented evictions, but that he would not denounce them till the Government prevented najast evictions. He admitted very frankly that the system of boycotting which he had recommended in his speech at Ennis in 1880 had been grossly abused, and expressed what was tantamount to regret for that speech, though he pointed out that when the Lords threw out the Compensation for Disturbance Bill in 1880, the Land League had only coarse weapons at their disposal, if they wished to check the evictions, which were multiplying so fast. On the whole, Mr. Parnell's speech was, what Mr. George Russell called it, in the very able and thoughtful speech which followed Mr. Parnell's, evidence of "the dawning of a better state of mind."