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- Edition: March 10, 1882 March 10, 1882
Mr. FORSTER's last visit to Ireland has brought him into contact with
one class of the inhabitants of whom he has probably seen little since the
famine year. That is the small, the very small. tenant-farmers for whose benefit
the Land Act is primarily intended.
We are glad to know that the Chief Secretary has made a good impression
upon the country people with whom he has thus been brought into contact.
Those who have seen the hideous caricatures of Mr. FORSTER which were published
in certain of the Irish newspapers cannot be surprised at the impression
which has got abroad among a very ignorant credulous people that he is a sort of
monster in human, or perhaps we ought to say semi-human, shape.
Personal intercourse with the chief Secretary will at least disburse
their minds of that idea; and perhaps a little plain talk between the right
hon. gentleman and the people around him., such as they are reported to have had
on one occasion during the present visit, may still further enlighten them
as to his real character and intentions.
MR. JOSEPH STANLEY
That amiable individual, Mr. Joseph STANLEY, the "managing director" of
that wonderful institution, the Whitehaven Newspaper and Printing Company,
Limited, has, it is reported, lately been trying his hand at criticising
leading articles. If fault-finding constitutes criticism, the genial courteous
"managing director" may fairly claim to be the most accomplished critic within
the four seas of Britain.
THE DAILY NEWS says - "It seems perhaps somewhat premature to begin already
speculating as to the chances of the different statesmen who might be named as
possible successors to Lord HARTINGTON in the leadership of the House of
Commons. But so far as one might venture to judge at the present moment, it
would be hard to say that anyone has a better prospect than Sir C. DILKE."