12 AUGUST 1882, Page 2

At Hereford, Mr. Gibson was the great orator of the

day. Mr. Gibson is really a great speaker, when Ireland is his sub- ject; but when he leaves Ireland, Mr. Gibson is, to use a vulgar phrase, " all abroad." His foreign-policy teaching was as follows, —that, when Lord Beaconsfield was in power, " Turkey was friendly to this country, France was friendly, in fact, all Europe was friendly. Contrast that state of things with the condition established by Mr. Gladstone. He believed that the fact of Mr. Gladstone being at the head of affairs itself led to a considerable amount of coldness in many Cabinets of Europe." Doubtless Mr. Gibson believes so; but on what evidence P He produces none, and has none to produce.