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EXECUTION OF DR. CROSS.

A DUBLIN ROMANCE.

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FATAL LANDSLIP.

A CROFTERS' RAID IN LEWIS.

A CHINESE SOLOMON.

REFUSING INSTRUCTIONS

EPITOME OF NEWS.

THE MARKETS.

COURT AND SOCIETY.

MR. JOHN BRIGHT ON HOME RULE.

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MR. JOHN BRIGHT ON HOME RULE. Mr. Bright, writing to a gentleman at Birmingham, points out that if Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule Bill had been passed, Irish Cabinet Ministers and Privy Councillors would have been selected in great part from among the Irish members now in Parliament and he claims that in preventing this the Unionist Liberals have saved the nation from a great peril, and the Sovereign from the terrible indignity to which the passion of a statesman, aged and most eminent, and the credulity of a rash and unthinking party would have subjected her.