16 SEPTEMBER 1876, Page 2

The political agitation in England has not cooled down, nor

can it cool down while Lord Derby speaks as h loes, and no autumn Session of Parliament is determined on. Meetings on the subject of the Turkish barbarities have been held during the week in Birmingham, Carlisle, Gateshead, North Shields, ,Cambridge, Bin-slem, Derby, Hastings, Truro, Cardiff, Stroud, Yarmouth, Nottingham, Accrington, Chester, Worthing, York, Wokaigham, Gloucester, Maidstone, Yeovil, Wakefield, Strat- ford, Hanley, Beckenham, Stockport, Coventry, Falmouth, Worcester, Plymouth, Wisbeach, Barnsley, Croydon, Clerken- well, Reigate, Canterbury, Taunton, Swindon, Kirkcaldy, Tunbridge, Warrington, Stourport, Huddersfield, Wigan, Hartlepool, Aberdare, Denby, Dundee. The Porte has at last, it seems, ordered the trial and punishment of the Pashas concerned in the Bulgarian massacres,—a result which the least peremptoriness on Lord Derby's part would have brought about ten weeks ago. All the popular pressure in the world will produce no effect during the long vacation, if Government refuse to summon Parliament in the hope that the wave of feeling will sub- side before February. There is in our Constitution no provision for giving effect to the popular will, however strongly manifested, between August and February. Between these months the English people is constitutionally paralysed.