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Published Every Tuesday and Friday. 43rd Year. FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1016. The Rebellion in Dublin The rebellion in Ireland, as the re" suit of which several lives have been Slost,. is the most disquieting develop ment of recent times. Although it cannot be of long duration, nor in any way affect the military position of Great Britain in the war, it affords evidence of the existence in Ireland of a small section who would, for rea sons which are inscrutable to most inAnds, overthrow the authority of Great Britain. This, at a time when the Government is passing through a crisis of unprecedented severity, is cal' rulated :to unsettle the public mind and, for a time, divert attention from the vital issues with which the Em pire is concerned. Internecine strife is a greater evil than is the war that is waged from without, for it leaves the nation in a state of nervous ap prehension. - It also gladdens the hearts of our enemies. If, after hav ing failed to stir up sedition in India and Canada,, Germany should succeed in setting a formidable rebellion on foot in Ireland, she would doubtless count her efforts to have been well ex pended. Fortunately, however, the trouble is well in hand, and the insur rection is doomed to failure. There can be no doubt that the renegade diplomat, Sir Roger Casement, has been isorking hand in hand with the enemy to'bring about dissension in Ireland, and if it had been in his po wer to promote a successful revolt against Great Britain civil war would have.been super-added to th? enor mous burden of the Empire. to-day. Happily, that black-souled traitor is in good hands, and. the ship with which he had intended' to land arms for the rebels is at the bottom of the. sea. Lis"'ignominous death as a trai tor and the adequate punishment of all who took .part in the rebellion should have a wholesame effect. The captuire of the Dublin" post oflice and the attempt to sever 'communication between --ngland and : Ireland show how desperatcly thh ill-adi·ised rebels had laid their plans. Doubtless . the Government is in possession of the re quisite means to prevent a recurrence of' the pitiful tragedy; and we may ex pect that all self-respecting , Irishmen will denounce the traitois who . have brought such shame upon their ecoun try.