4 NOVEMBER 1882, Page 2

After this great speech, the discussion still laboured on for.

two nights, Sir John Lubbock defending not very happily his own modification of Mr. Gibson's proposal, and Lord Randolph Churchill amusing the House on Wednesday by a very ingenious speech against Mr. Gibson's amendment, in which he pressed home the impropriety of coming to an arrangement intended only to crush the Irish Party, and useless for any other pur- pose; and insisted on the helplessness which the next Conserva- tive Government would feel, if it were dependent, for the closure' of debate, on the tender mercies of the Liberal Opposition.