26 AUGUST 1876, Page 2

An elector of Greenwich has written to Mr. Gladstone to

ask him whether he will speak at Greenwich during this Recess. Mr. Gladstone replies that if his constituents wish it, he will consult "those without whom he cannot take any step, as the matter is far from being a purely local one." We trust Mr. Gladstone will yet, and speedily, see his way to accept this invitation. It is for him and his colleagues to judge whether a speech from him would advance the interests of the Opposition, but it is hardly for them to decide whether in remaining silent on Turkish affairs, he does not become in some degree pamiceps eriminis with the Cabinet, which is sustaining the Government that has promoted the authors of the desolation of Bulgaria. That is a matter of individual conscience.