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unparliamentary jeers and gestures same question is not "the question which have been employed, and the of the day”? The Gladstonians extraordinary patience by which and Parnellites have at least they have been endured by those been consistently energetic in their who now constitute the majority endeavours to make it so; and in of the House of Commons.
the “ Eighty Club" schism to It is almost cruel to dwell which we have just alluded, they longer upon Sir George Trevelyan, have insisted that “it is the duty who must still be writhing under of the Liberal party to maintain the complete and merciless ex- and enforce the policy of Home posure of his inconsistency which Rule.”' With what decent prehas been inflicted upon him by Lord tence can Sir George justify his Randolph Churchill, and which statement that " the battle is places him in a pitiable light in- over"? The Gladstonians have deed before the public eye. It is not accepted the verdict of the impossible, however, to omit to call country, but, on the contrary, are attention to the commencement of doing their utmost to obtain its this Manchester speech, in which reversal; and it is their action the repentant sinner again halts and which has "kept open”
and wavers between his country and widened “old wounds." The his party, even after he has yielded “organised opposition ” was beto the mandate of the latter and gun on their side; and the Liberal deserted the cause of the former. Vnionists, in following the exHe shows, indeed, a sad want of ample, are only fighting for their power to appreciate the importance own existence. It would have of the issues involved in the con- been well for Sir George Trevelyan test, when he speaks of himself as if he could have remained silent one who, “having felt bound to during that exclusion from Paroppose the majority of his own liament which we all hope will be party on the question of two but temporary, for his reputation famous Bills,”_"now that the battle for statesmanship has suffered irreis over, and the contest is trans- trievable damage from his recent ferred into other fields, refuses to utterances. Nor can his present keep open old wounds, and to take mental condition be entirely compart in an organised opposition to fortable, for he tells us that he a party with which he agrees on “ heartily endorses Lord Hartingnineteen questions out of twenty, ton's conditions" with respect to because a twelvemonth ago he dis- Irish legislation, to all appearance agreed with them in their treat- entirely forgetting that compliance ment of what was then the question or agreement with these same conof the day.” Was ever such non- ditions was denounced by Mr Gladsense written by a sensible man ? stone at Carlisle as an invitation If the question of Home Rule was to him to “ walk into the gutter," not a great and overshadowing and urged as a reason why the question, far away above and be- Unionist
member for Carlisle yond ordinary political matters, should be rejected. Sir George Trevelyan ought not It is idle, however, further to to have, and never would have, follow the vacillation and inconseparated himself from his party. sistency of Sir George Trevelyan, But having conscientiously done who, no later than the 13th of so, how can he pretend that the March last, emphatically told the people of Liskeard that " it is fact that in Radical and Nonconthe decided duty of the Liberal formist Cornwall, the majority of Unionists to strengthen the hands 2000 for the Gladstonian in the of the Government in dealing with St Austell division in 1885 should disorder in Ireland.” We can only have fallen to 200 in 1887,-for regret that the giver of such sound although the Unionist candidate advice should have afforded another had the advantage of being a Corinstance of the power of party pre- nish man, not only were the Liberal judice to weaken patriotic inspira- Unionists completely unorganised, tions and deprive the country of but the Radical candidate had a good and valuable services. But Wesleyan connection which told there is little hope of good service largely in his favour. But the to his country from a man who, at light is beginning to shine in Cornsuch a crisis as the present, tells wall as well as in other parts of us that “the reunion of the Liberal the country; and as the conduct party at this moment is the one and policy of Mr Gladstone and object of his life;" and we can only his Parnellite allies become more hope that the lapse of time may and more conspicuously identified yet show him that there are higher before the eyes of the constituenand nobler objects which should cies, we confidently believe that guide the career of a statesman the followers of the ex-Premier and a patriot. Fortunately for the will gradually fall away, that the country, the issue before us is be- cause of the Union will be felt to coming better and better under- be the cause of patriotism, and stood, in spite of Gladstonian that a great and lasting triumph misrepresentation and Parnellite will crown the efforts of the Coneffrontery. It is a noteworthy stitutional party.
INDEX TO VOL. CXLI.
AFGHANISTAN, IN THE HEART OF, 81- National Independence,' reviewed,
the object of the Afghan Frontier 148.
mtlitary operations, 714—total strength
warfare, 716 et seq.-the pacification
of Burma, 717.
Burton, John Hill, as a historian, 749.
CATHAY AND THE GOLDEN CHERSONESE,
Chinese, ib.-division of the Shans into
peoples, 231-Kublai Khan, the
mese collisions on the frontier, 236—
by Leslie Stephen, reviewed, 310. misunderstandings between Burma and
of, 495 et seq.
Colquhoun, Mr, on British trade with
Competition in flax-spinning, 507
Corn Laws and commercial prosperity, the
of the, 496.
Queen Charlotte,' reviewed, 441
Darwin's, Charles, works, 752 et seq.
Death Customs of the Transylvanian
Debates in the House of Commons, un. FREE TRADE AND DEPRESSED TRADE,
491–Our fiscal policy, ib.—duties on
James Russell Lowell, reviewed, 291. of farm produce in 1850 and 1885, ib
conclusion, imports of farm produce, 494—good
harvests and trade epression, 495,-
repeal of the Corn Laws and commercial
pig-iron, 497—the German tariff
States tariffs, 502—the Royal Com-
their origin, ib. - the annals of the the dicta of the Cobden school, 504
349—the “ Douglas Cause,” ib. et seq. Gaskell, Mrs, as a writer of fiction, 758.
Gipsies' religion, 637 et seq.
1885,' by W. J. O'Neill Daunt, re- Gladstone's, Mr, attacks on the Liberal
Unionists, 320—his views on the Plan
Irish opponents in 1881, 722_his
Asia : Travels with the Afghan Boun- tionists, 723—his efforts to protect
life and property in Ireland, 724–
arraignment of Parliament before the
mobocracy, 726—his attempt to over.
attack on Lord Hartington at the
“ Eighty Club," 733—his appeal to
the Nonconformists, 860_his Parlia-
great demand for architects and Gladstonian-Parnellite Confederacy, the,
Liberal Unionist, 317.
Green, J. R., as a historian, 749.
Harcourt, Sir William, and the Parnel.
Hartington, Lord, and his followers, the
chester,' by Thomas Hughes, reviewed, 731.
Harvests, good, and trade depression,
HAYWARD, MR, AND HIS LETTERS, 37- the question of Catholic Emancipation,
his literary career, 38 et seq.-his poli- 158—the negotiations for Union, 159
and the Catholic claims, 160—the in-
-Mr Gladstone's responsibility for the -the United Irishmen of 1798, 165
-Lord Cornwallis and the Govern-
JACK AND MINORY: a Tale of Christ-
Jamieson, Mr Auldjo, on Income Tax
Japan, attack on the British legation in,
land of mounted warriors, ib. — the JAPAN, THE PICTORIAL ART OF, 281–
from 1852 to 1860,' by the late Charles
Journalism, development of, 761.
Joyce, I.-IV., 603-V.-VIII., 770.
FOR EVER, 325.
Khorasan, fertile valleys of, 574.
Kinglake's, Mr, epic of a great campaign,
Knox and the wrecking of ecclesiastical
T10, III et seq.
WITH, 154—the Union controversy, · La Bête,' par Victor Cherbuliez, re-