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THE SHEFFIELD OUTRAGES.

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HOW THE FENIÆN LEADERS DUPE…

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HOW THE FENIÆN LEADERS DUPE THE IRISH! It is impossible for any one who knows anything of Irish character not to feel the greatest respect for many of its traits but it is equally impossible not to feel some degree of contempt, and a much higher degree of pity, for its exhaustless credulity (remarks the New York Times.) It is inexpressibly sad to see with what systematic and unvarying simplicity the great mass of the Irish people permit themselves to be duped out of their earnings, their sympathy, their liberty, and their lives, by a small clique of unprin- cipled knaves, long after the real character of their schemes has been made perfectly apparent to every man of common sense. The Fenian swindle offers the latest and most glaring illustration of this weakness. After robbing the Irish of millions of their hard earn- ings, plunging scores of them into dungeons and their families into misery, bringing disaster and disgrace upon hundreds and thousands of their dupes, the leaders of this movement continue with shameless im- pudence to levy contributions in the name of Irish freedom upon the great body of their countrymen, for their own selfish indulgence. One of the head centres, Stephens, has been living for some months in Paris in indolence and luxury, and now it is announced by the leading political organ of the movement that the other head-centre, "President Roberts," has gone abroad, as the ambassador of the brotherhood, to "organise alliances" with Mazzini and the other helpless Red Republicans of the Continent. Funds are, of course, forthcoming from the exhaustless treasury of Irish liberality, being drawn with remorseless cruelty from the earnings of Irish servant girls and day labourers to support this mythical and-ridiculous mission. This is probably the last we shall hear of "President Roberts as an active agent of Irish freedom He will settle down in Paris by the side of his illustrious pre- decessor, t'other head centre.

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