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The Ashburton Guardian. Manga Est Veritas et Prevalebit WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1885. The Royal Visit to Ireland.

The loyal and enthusiastic reception accorded to the Prince and Princess of Wales by the populace of Dublin is a pleasing evidence that a vast majority of the Irish people are not in sympathy with the ruffianism of the "dynamiters. This gratifying indication comes at an opportune moment; at a time when it will be particularly acceptable to every individual having the welfare of the British Empire at heart. There are, | and always will be, a number of persons interested in schemes which involve national discredit, but we have the satisfaction to think that even in Ireland there is an overwhelming preponderance of opinion in favor of maintaining the national credit and the national union in the most substantial manner. That opinion cannot fail to be much strengthened by the present auspicious visit of royalty to Ireland. Whatever may be the degree of refinement and general good sense of the Irish landlords, whatever may be the excellence of the measures designed to ameliorate the present condiI tion of the Irish tenantry, their influence is very much lessened by the fact of there being little or no association between the higher and lower classes. The farmers see their landlords rarely, and never in a social manner; the laborers do not see either the farmers or landlords in the way of friendly intercourse ; a feeling of antagonism towards property is engendered and antagonism towards the state naturally follows. The remedy for this unfortunate condition of affairs has, we believe, been earnestly sought by the present Government; and there are substantial indications that recent efforts in this direction have not been wholly unsuc-

cessful. But we anticipate even greater

results from the present visit of the Prince and Princess to the disaffected portion of the Kingdom. Our telegrams this evening contain particulars of a disloyal demonstration made at Mallow on Monday last, but the affair does not appear to have been of a very serious character, as the constabulary had little difficulty in dispersing those who took part in the demonstration. As regards the affray between Nationa-

lists and a large section of the community which took place in Cork, although it may have been suggested by the Koyal visit, it was at worst a trivial

outbreak of the national distemper, and does not affect the confidence we have already expressed that the present visit is well timed, and certain to exercise a most beneficial influence upon every grade of Irish society. Fortunately the Imperial power is still strong enough to keep the untuneful lyre of disloyalty well under control, and those whose rebellious fingers will persist in striking the forbidden strings, must as the the Fenian song has itβ€”- β€œ Tune it soft and low

Southward of the Mallow Junction.”. But we sincerely hope that the crisis is past β€’, that warm-hearted Irishmen will no longer be made the tools of ruffianism, but follow the better instincts of their volatile but generous nature.

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The Ashburton Guardian. Manga Est Veritas et Prevalebit WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1885. The Royal Visit to Ireland., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1514, 15 April 1885

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The Ashburton Guardian. Manga Est Veritas et Prevalebit WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1885. The Royal Visit to Ireland. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1514, 15 April 1885

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