Lord Randolph Churchill made a speech at Paddington on Wednesday,
in which be tried to overbid even Lord Salisbury in abuse of the British Government, though Lord Salisbury far surpassed him in his attack on Russia. Lord Randolph's heart, he said, was too heavy to speak on any subject but one. That subject was, of course, the Russian quarrel. He declared that the people of India had pledged their loyalty to a Government "which is resolved to betray them." "These Ministers, who are really not Ministers,—they are not statesmen, they are simply electioneering agents, and electioneering agents of a very low order,—I believe myself that Mr. Schnadhorst would be a greater statesman than some of the Ministers of the Crown,"— these Ministers, said Lord Randolph, trifle away the interests of the nation to get the Nonconformist vote. After a very curious passage, in which Lord Randolph, by way of proving the importance of India to us commercially, took the whole cost of our exports to India, as if it all went to pay our artisans, and as if the raw material had no intrinsic value at all, he went on to insist that the Tories ought to give a long pull and a strong pull, and a pull all together, to turn out the Government, by refusing supplies in the House of Commons. We only hope the Tories will accept Lord Randolph's advice. It would extinguish all their hopes for some years to come.