3 DECEMBER 1887, Page 1

The Unionist demonstration in Dublin has been a great

success. The first meeting, on Tuesday, in the Leinster Han, was attended by more than four thousand persons, representing the landlords, bankers, professionals, large traders, and captains of industry,—in short, all who have anything, know anything, or make anything throughout Ireland. These classes are, with few exceptions, opposed to Home-rule ; and the first object of Lord Hartington'e and Mr. Goschen's speeches was to bring home that fact to the public, and also this,—that without these clams a nation cannot be made. We have quoted largely from this portion of their speeches elsewhere, and need only add here that both speeches were received with unbroken enthusiasm. Lord Hartington specially denounced the argument that Home-rule should be granted because Irishmen wish for it. If that is a final reason, Separation, when demanded, must be granted too, and this the Gladstonians incessantly assert they will never grant. Lord Hartington dwelt strongly on the readiness the British Parliament had shown to remove grievances, by emanci- pation, by disestablishing the Church, and by giving security to tenants; and asked what remained. The land P That was the very subject which Mr. Gladstone deemed it necessary to settle in the British Parliament before the Irish Parliament sat. He concluded with a noble peroration denying that the English democracy had any desire except to do equal and fair justice to Ireland, or that they would refuse any reform demanded by constitutional means.