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the Gladstonian-Parnellites. One friends "to treat the Irish repreof the conditions upon which Sir sentatives with courtesy and comGeorge Trevelyan tells us that he mon docency." No one upon the was prepared to have supported Unionist side would wish to acthe Home-Rule Bill was that cord different treatment to the “the Central Government kept a representatives of Irish constitusufficient hold on law and order." encies. But the treatment should That is the very thing which the be reciprocal ; and no one can have " Central”-i.e., the “ British"- attended the House of Commons' Government is determined to do, debates during the present session and which it is bouud to do before without feeling that Sir Geore any such scheme as Sir George Trevelyan might with advantage alludes to can be produced with have recommended to his own a hope of beneficial results. But clients to take a share in that how are they encountered by determination which is so highly such backsliding Unionists as Sir creditable to those who have formed George Trevelyan? The Bill by it, and which, we trust, they will means of which they seek to extend to those Unionists and “ keep a sufficient hold on law," members of the Government who by vindicating its supremacy, is have certainly had cause to comdenounced as "coercion”; and plain of somewhat different treatthe very man who boasts of having ment. It is melancholy to observe made this « condition,” now pro- how party feeling seems to have tests against the said Bill, because warped Sir George Trevelyan's he says it " is framed for the sup- judgment, and deprived him of pression of the National League,” all claim to that impartiality which

—that is, for the suppression of he has assumed in his late speeches. the body which has prevented, His exhibition at the “Eighty Club" and is still striving to prevent, (which has since evinced its unfitthe “ Central Government" from ness to be classed as a “Liberal” having that “ sufficient hold on society, by driving from it all those law and order” which he himself who would not agree to bow their esteems it a necessity that they necks before Mr Gladstone and should possess.

Home Rule) was surpassed in folly When we remember the position and extravagance by his speech at which Sir George Trevelyan has Manchester on May 19th, in which, held, and the knowledge which he referring to the action of the Govmust have acquired of the diffi- ernment, he went so far as to say culty of governing Ireland, we con- that "the parliamentary atmosphere fess that we feel deep regret on now positively reeks with injusreading his misdescription of the tice," and spoke of it being necesCrimes Bill, his upholding of the sary that the Liberal Unionists “ National League,” and his open should exact, as the price of their avowal that one of his main reasons support, that Conservatives should for joining in the opposition to the treat Liberals with decent civility." Bill is his unwillingness to trust This is pretty good, when we conits powers to his political oppon- sider the language which has been ents. To a speech tinged with so aimed at the Conservatives and bitter a party spirit, it was a fitting the Government by Gladstonians conclusion that Sir George should "below the gangway," the insultspeak of the determination of his ing words and demeanour, and the 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. Unionists, 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 188; 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.
Commission, 82—the natural features • Burma,' Phayre's History of,' quoted,
of the country, 83—the Helmund, 84 230, 239 et seg.
--the basin of the Farah Rud, 85—the BURMA REFORMED, 711-recent guerilla
Chahar Aimak tribe, 87–the Panjdeh warfare in Upper Burma, 712 et seq.-
incident, 88 — Russian intrigue and Burmese military tactics, 713-recent
the frontier question, 90.

mtlitary operations, 714-total strength
Alison's, Sir Archibald, History of of the forces in Burma, 715–jungle
Europe,' 745.

warfare, 716 et seq.—the pacification
• American Literature, Humorous Master of Burma, 717.
pieces from,' reviewed, 296.

Burton, John Hill, as a historian, 749.
• Amphion, the New,' reviewed, 147. “Caldecott, Randolph, his early art
• André Cornélis,' par Paul Bourget, re- career,' by Henry Blackburn, reviewed,
viewed, 703.

560.
Arab horses, the general quality of, 267. Carlyle's, Thomas, historical works, 747.
Armaments, Russian, 393.

CATHAY AND THE GOLDEN CHERSONESE,
AUSTRALIA, LABOUR AND CAPITAL IN, 229—the relations of the Burmese and
677.

Chinese, ib.-division of the Shans into
Balfour, Mr A. J., the new Irish Secre small states, 230—China and its
tary, 601.

peoples, 231-Kublai Khan, the
Bell, the Song of the, translated by Sir famous Chinese Emperor, 233—Bur-
Theodore Martin, 579.

mese collisions on the frontier, 236—
• Biography, the Dictionary of National, the fall of the Pugan monarchy, 238
by Leslie Stephen, reviewed, 310.

misunderstandings between Burma and
BISON-STALKING, 795-natural history of China, 239—the development of British

the bison, ib.-a shooting expedition trade with South-Western China, 243.
in Southern India, 796—interview with Childers, Mr, on Conservative boycot.
a Mysore prince, 799–tracking big ting, 729.

game, 801—bagging a bison, 804. Churchill's, Lord Randolph, resignation,
• Books and Bookmen,' by Andrew Lang, 316—his exposure of Sir George Tre-
reviewed, 298.

velyan, 869.
Brabourne's, Lord, Irish Articles, note Cobden, Richard, bombastic predictions
on, 468.

of, 495 et seq.
Bread stuffs, duties on, prior to 1849, COLLINS, THE Rev. W. LUCAS, 734.
492.

Colquhoun, Mr, on British trade with
Bridal customs of the Transylvanian China, 243.
Saxons, 195.

Competition in flax-spinning, 507
Bright's, Mr, opposition to Home Rule, CORALIE, TO, 381.
600.

Corn Laws and commercial prosperity, the
British Legation in Japan, attack on the alleged connection between the repeal
45.

of the, 496.
British trade, development of, with Cornwallis, Lord, and the Government of
South-Western China, 243.

Ireland, 165.
Brontē, Charlotte, as a writer of fiction, Court and Private Life in the time of
757.

Queen Charlotte,' reviewed, 441
Browning's, Mrs E. Barrett, poetry, 745. DARKNESS, THE LAND OF, 1.
Browning's, Robert, poetry, 743.

Darwin's, Charles, works, 752 et seq.
Buckle, H. T., as a historian, 750.

Death Customs of the Transylvanian
• Bulgarians, the Struggle of the, for Saxons, 210.

Debates in the House of Commons, un- FREE TRADE AND DEPRESSED TRADE,
due lengthening of, 720.

491–Our fiscal policy, ib.-duties on
• Democracy, and other Addresses,' by bread stuffs prior to 1849, 492—prices

James Russell Lowell, reviewed, 291. of farm produce in 1850 and 1885, ib
DIANE DE BRETEUILLE: I.-III., 173– -import of manufactured goods, 493–

IV.-V., 352— VI-VII., conclusion, imports of farm produce, 494-good
534.

harvests and trade depression, 495—
Dickens, Charles, as a writer of fiction, the alleged connection between the
752.

repeal of the Corn Laws and commercial
DOCTOR, THE: AN OLD VIRGINIA Fox prosperity, 496--increased output of
HUNTER, 213.

pig-iron, 497—the German tariff, 498
• Douglas Book, the,' by William Fraser, --result of our open ports, 500_United
C. B., LL.D., reviewed, 338.

States tariffs, 502—the Royal Com-
DOUGLASES, THE, 335—the tradition of mission and Free Trade, 502 et seq.-
their origin, ib. - the annals of the the dicta of the Cobden school, 504
Douglases, 336–Mr Fraser's series of free labour and free trade, 505–
family histories, 337—his Douglas competition in flax-spinning, 507—
Book,'ib.—the Douglas pedigree, 338 danger of depending for food-supplies
et seq.—the Earls of Douglas, 341 – on foreign countries, 510.
the Dukes of Touraine, 344—the prob- FRENCH CONTEMPORARY NOVELISTS,
lem of Rothsay's murder and the
Douglases, 345—the first Marquis of French invasion of Ireland, 163, 167 et
Douglas, 347,—the first Duke of Doug. seq.
las, 348—Peggy Douglas of Mains, Froude's, J. A., historical works, 749.

349—the “ Douglas Cause," ib, et seg. Gaskell, Mrs, as a writer of fiction, 758.
EDUCATION, SECONDARY, IN SCOTLAND, German tariff, the, 498.
824.

Gipsies' religion, 637 et seq.
• Eighty-five years of Irish History, 1880- Gipsy love of music, 643.

1885,' byw. J. O'Neill Daunt, re. Gladstone's, Mr, attacks on the Liberal
viewed, 441.

Unionists, 320—his views on the Plan
Eliot, George, as a writer of fiction, 756. of Campaign, 459—his responsibility
Emigration of farmers to Australia, 679 for the "regular Opposition," 720—his
et seq.

Irish opponents in 1881, 722_his
• England and Russia face to face in present sympathy with the obstruc-

Asia : Travels with the Afghan Boun tionists, 723—his efforts to protect
· dary Commission,' reviewed, 81.

life and property in Ireland, 724–
• England's case against Home Rule,' by his appeal to the masses, 725-his
A. V. Dicey, reviewed, 151.

arraignment of Parliament before the
• Evil Eye, the,' 372.

mobocracy, 726_his attempt to over.
Examinations, University Entrance, 829. awe the Liberal Unionists, 727_his
Fanaticism of Gladstone-worship, the, attack on Lord Hartington at the
- 465.

“ Eighty Club,” 733—his appeal to
Fiscal policy, our, 491.

the Nonconformists, 860_his Parlia-
FLORENCE, THE RESTORERS OF, 762— mentary tactics, 863.

great demand for architects and Gladstonian-Parnellite Confederacy, the,
builders in Italy, 763—the material im 730.
provements in Florence, 764—the work Godfathers and godmothers in Transyl-
of the restorers, 766—the house of v ania, 208.
Dante, 767—the removal of the Ghetto, GOLDEN CHERSONESE, CATHAY AND
768—the committee of taste, 769.

THE, 229.
Folk-lore of the Transylvanian Saxons, Goschen, Mr, joins the Cabinet as a
206.

Liberal Unionist, 317.
Food-supplies from foreign countries, Grattan Parliament, the, 157.
510.

Green, J. R., as a historian, 749.
Forces in Burma, strength of the, 715. Grote, George, as a historian, 750.
FORTNIGHTLY REVIEWER, THE, AND Hamilton, 'Port, unwise surrender of,
RUSSIA, 573.

578.
Fox-hunter, an Old Virginia, 213.

Harcourt, Sir William, and the Parnel.
Fraser, Mr William, has series of family lites, 462.
histories, 337.

Hartington, Lord, and his followers, the
• Fraser, James, Second Bishop of Man- duty of, 318—on the Fenian leaders,
chester,' by Thomas Hughes, reviewed, 731.

Harvests, good, and trade depression,
Freeman, Mr, as a historian, 749.

495.

552.

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