20 MARCH 1880, Page 2

Mr. Gladstone's progress to Scotland on Tuesday was inter- rupted

by bursts of popular enthusiasm as extraordinary as those of his November journey to Midlothian. An enormous crowd of many thousands was assembled at the Great Northern Station to welcome him. At Grantham, again, the first place of stoppage, two thousand persons were assembled, under the Mayor, to greet him, and to get a few words out of him. At York, the Lord Mayor received him, and a crowd of between six and seven thousand persons waited outside the station hotel to gaze at and hear him. At Newcastle, the platform was crowded to the utmost, and Mr. Gladstone said a few words, in which, while deprecating Mr. Cowen's views on foreign policy, he remarked that it was by no means necessary for all Liberals to agree with him or Mr. Bright, but that if Mr. Cowen intended, as he believed Mr. Cowen did, to vote want of confidence in the present Government, he deserved the continuance of Liberal sup- port. At Berwick, again, there was a concourse of some 4,000 to 5,000 people to see and hear him ; and at Edinburgh he was en- thusiastically cheered by an immense crowd, who had been waiting a long time for his train, which was forty minutes late. England, it appears, can vie with Scotland in tokens of reverence and loyalty to the great Liberal chief.