13 APRIL 1889, Page 1

Sir Charles Russell's great speech was concluded yesterday with a

striking peroration, in which he asserted that the Times and their representatives were no longer the accusers, but had become the accused, and prophesied as the result of the trial, that it would bring about the reconciliation of the two peoples of England and Ireland. Sir Charles Russell was over- whelmed with congratulations on his great oration, and when it concluded, the Court adjourned till after Easter. It is said that Mr. Parnell's examination will commence on April 30th. That will probably prove to be the beginning of the true issue.