18 FEBRUARY 1888, Page 2

Sir George Trevelyan on Tuesday, premising that he intended to

show that what he had said in the country he would say within the walls of Parliament, proceeded to bleat criticisms on the Government in the most lamb-like of tones,—tones singularly unlike those of the Welsh agitation,—the general drift being, of course, as wholly opposed to all that Sir George Trevelyan said about the tyranny of the National League in 1886, as it was to what Mr. Balfour says now. This was pointed out by Colonel Sannderson in a speech of extraordi- nary force, in which he proved that the National League are as furious now against what they call " land-grabbing,"- that is, taking a farm from which some other tenant has been evicted,—as they ever were ; and that while they can succeed in preventing this, they are complete masters of the agrarian situation, and can block absolutely the agrarian policy of every Government. Mr. Labonchere indulged in the kind of speech usual with him ; Sir Charles Russell explained, in answer to a remark of Colonel. Saunderson, that it was within his own knowledge that Mr. Gladstone had decided on an apology to Colonel Dopping before any lawyer's letter was received ; and Mr. T. W. Russell delivered a very animated defence of Mr. Balfour, whose administration, he said, is producing the happiest effect in liberating Ireland from the terrorism of the National League.