20 AUGUST 1881, Page 1

On Tuesday, Lord Salisbury exchanged "the killing tongue "- of

Friday for "the quiet sword" of graceful capitulation. He made much of the amendment previously proposed by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, and only not then adopted on account of some technical difficulty in the manner of its proposal,—which admits the landlord to the Laud Court without the necessity of previously raising the rent. He made more of the formal assent of the Government to the doctrine, always steadily maintained by them,that the value of the tenant- right is not to be cut out of the rent, without independent evidence that the tenant has acquired some part of what usually belongs to the landlord ; he dwelt as much as he decently could on the disappearance Of Mr. Parnell's amend- ment, and he made nothing at all of some issues at least, on which lie had used the most absolute language and taken the most high-handed action, on the previous Friday. He parted from the Bill, "hoping, rather than trusting, that it might do great benefit to the Irish tenants, and not much harm to the Irish landlords ;" and at the close of the proceedings he bore witness to the truth of what the Prime Minister had stated, that "on Monday evening the front Opposition Bench of the House of Commons had no notion what course the Government intended to take with regard to any of the amendments." Such was the issue of the scorn with which Lord Salisbury repelled Lord Granville's admonitions, and insisted on submitting the issue between the two Houses to the judgment of the country.. Lord Salisbury bids fair to become as great as.the Confederate• Generals in evacuating his strongholds.