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Mr. Horsfall, intending, we presume, to get Mr. Gladstone if

possible into a scrape, wrote to him on the 6th as a constituent to ask his opinion of the Reform. League and recent disturbances, to which queries 14r. Gladstone returned the following reply :—" Sir, —In reply to your letter of the 6th, I beg respectfully to express my desire that my views respecting Reform in, Parliament should be gathered from my own acts, and from my language, in which they have been amply stated. I do not agree in the demand either for manhood or for household suffrage; while I own with regret that the conduct of the opponents of the Government mea- sure of this year has done much to encourage that demand, which, but for such opposition, would scarcely have been heard of." Clever, but not pleasant for those Liberals who want to see Mr. Gladstone a great Premier, leading both sections of the Liberal party.