26 MARCH 1887, Page 3

On Wednesday, the most remarkable speeches were those of Mr.

Brodrick and Mr. Bryce, the one for the Government, the other against them. Mr. Brodrick showed that General Boller asserted strongly the intimidation exercised by the National League, and illustrated, by the evidence taken before Lord Cowper's Commission, how great the intimidation was. Mr. Bryce insisted on the difficulty in expecting a democratic Government to put down an Irish democracy, on the impulsive character of all coercion, the impossibility of steadily carrying out the law, and the weakness of Lord Salisbury, who was, he said, as able in speech as Cromwell was in action, and as weak in action as Cromwell was in speech.