NEWS OF THE WEEK.
l‘TR. GLADSTONE'S great speech at Greenwich this day week In was delivered not precisely to an audience,—f or the majority could not have heard him,—but in the presence of a multitude estimated to reach the number of ten thousand. Yet there was nothing of the style of open-air rhetoric in it, such as was dis- cernible in the speech of 1874. It was grave, deliberate, and refined. He spoke first, in words which produced a powerful effect, on the depth to which the mind of the whole nation had been stirred :—" On Monday morning, between four and five o'clock, I was rattling through the calm and silent streets of London, without a footfall to disturb them, and every house looked so still that it might have been a receptacle of the dead. But as I came through them, I felt it to be an inspiring and noble thought, that in every one of these houses there were in- telligent human beings, who when they woke would give many of their earliest thoughts—aye, and some of their most energetic action, too—to the horrors of Bulgaria."