31 AUGUST 1878, Page 2

The delegates attending the autumn meeting-of the Associated Chambers of

Commerce at Sheffield hUver been desperately snubbed by Mr. Roebuck, who told them that the House of Commons would be ready to hear their recommendations, directly they were "worthy to be heard." This is cheap courage, as the delegates are not constituents of Kr. Roebuck's, or otherwise able to injure him. But it is the sort of saying by which Tear'em's " reputation for courage has been gained. To brow- beat somebody of whom you are not afraid, earns a man a good deal of inglorious glory.