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[Revolt in Ireland]

Earl Spencer, replying to an address presented to him by the Irish Presbyterian body, said that hopeful signs of returning confidence were showing themselves, among those connected with the material interests of Ireland, and he expressed his conviction that in the struggle which was being waged the cause of law and order would ultimately prevail.—Several serious outrages are reported from Ireland. A bailiff's house has been set on fire after his daughter had been attacked and left insensible; a constabulary pensioner has been shot, and is not expected to recover; a farmer, returning from a fair, has been shot, but not very seriously injured; a bailiff in charge of a farm has been dragged out and shot in the legs; and a daring raid for arms is reported. On Monday, a band of men undisguised, and carrying revolvers, entered the House of Captain Costelloe, of Edmundstown, near Boyle, and, having shot a bull-dog, and tied the servants with ropes, carried off all the arms they could find.

Source: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.7