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National Club in Rutland Square. * I am blamed,1 ho said, * for refusing to loavo Ireland'- • 1 will not say to the mercy of Mr. Gladstone, but I will say to the nvg-tag and bob-toil of the English Liberal party, and of the English Preaa, Tlume men did not give ma my commission, and I will not receive my dismissal from thorn,1ly at each other's throats while theno English police st$md by to keep order. It is perfectly disgraceful. What will he (Parnell) do now? Ha is beaten by at least 1,000 votes/ 'Well, Davitt/ I replied, 'you ought to know him better than I. Ho will fight on. One defeat, twenty defeats, won't affect him* He will not take his dismissal from an Englishman.* Davitt shook his head sorrowfully. On rejoining Parnell (who fiat at the top of the table near tho sheriff, keeping a koon eye on Mr. Healy—who was opposite— all the time), he said: * I see you have been talking to the future) leader of the Irish race at homo and abroad. Ho looks very uncomfortable. What is tho matter with him *? * * Well/ I replied, * Davitt at all ovonta is not opposing 'you at the bidding of Mr, Gladstone. Ho took his line—rightly or wrongly—before Mr, Glodtitono spoke. That is tho difference between him and tho ro«t of your opponents/ * Yes/ ho said, looking thoughtfully at Davitt, who still kept walking up and down* 4 That is true, and he Eas suffered too.1