19 AUGUST 1876, Page 2

Sir Charles Dilke on Tuesday made a singularly heartless speech

to his constituents at Chelsea. He read a letter from "the very highest authority who could be found to speak on what had occurred," whose name he suppressed only for official reasons, as to the scenes which have occurred in Batok and Tatar Bazardjik. The writer confirms to the full all the statements of the Daily News correspondent, adding that great efforts are now being made to convict all Bulgarian schoolmasters, priests, and notables, the object, of course, being to stamp out civilisation ; and that Achmet Aga and Chefket Pasha, the chief agents in the reign of terror, have been promoted, the latter being made Chamberlain to the Sultan. "At Batok.as.many as 7,000 people perished. Many had their eyes cut out to extort money, and were then beheaded. The chief man, or Tchorbadji—Trandafil- was impaled and roasted on a spit. There were innumer- able instances of fiendish cruelty. Pregnant women were ripped up, their babes taken out and killed. Two hundred women and children were burnt alive in the school-house." Having read all,this, Sir Charles Dilke affirmed that in India we had done all that the Turks were doing now, that he could not sympathise with the Christians, who had persecuted the J ews, and showed a total want of Christian charity; and that above all, he thought Russia ought not to gain because she had stirred up the Servians to war. We wonder, if these unhappy Bulgarians were respectable English folk, whether Sir Charles Dilke would want any stirring-up, or whether he would think England wicked for promoting an insurrection. We can understand a Tory believer in divine right holding such opinions, but what new sort of .Radioalismis4his which apparently,finds favourAt Chelsea?