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NOTES OF THE DAY From our London rorrespondaEt. IHOME RULE FOR WALES. THE movement far Homr Rule in -L N%'a I)eep ?-ex I'N ckl,. Taken in conjunction with the lecent vote of the House of Commons I.,iNiLti huge Tory li oule -itule All majority) in favour ot Home Rule All Round the nice tings at iJindrindod are symptomatic of the stirrings of a new spirit. Tory prej udices against Home Rule immediately begin -to melt away if you call it Devolution, f;o much is there in a name, desiite, Jiil-L(,'ts' impassioned. protest to the contrary, The delegation, of distinctively Scottish, Irish and Welsh, business to local Pari;aments in Edin- burgh, Dublin and Cardiff would be an immense relief to the Imperial Iailiausent at Westminster., vvhw:h is now vainly en- deavouring to do justice to manifold duties, whose cuw1 illative weight is al- most destroying -its vitality. IRELAND'S PFHOn CLAIM. IRELAND hae priority to eonsideTat'iofc over Scotland and "W ales. It is Ireland that has fought the Home Rule fo&ttfc, and her claims it-separate and earliest treatment arc incontestable. Ulilike Wales and Scotland, Ireland has suffered persecution, cot;, iscation and oppression.. An alien Church, an absentee aristocracy, penal laws, the worst anclcd system in the world:âis fourfold oppression sapped tho life and v. ounde-d the spirit of IrelaDd ?ur ecnt.;?. The Ag1ican Ch,c,reh hasT?illlictl the peasants 'have'nccn mtdc owners 'oi the Boil; the infamous pedal laws have been repealed, but the effect of long centuries of injustice remains, and memories of past wrongs are tenacious, especially Irish memories. It used to he tnought that poverty aud agrarian trouble were the cause of Irish disaffection. We now know differently. Economic prospoTIiy- never were the Irish people more pros- perous than they are to-day-h,s not proved an anodyne in Ireland to political discontent. O1 the contrary it geenss to have fostered and stimulated agitu,tion.; The aliena-tior, the great majority of the Irish people from this country is complete. Never will Ireland be content nntH s'he is unstress in her own house, The movement 'lor Home Eu!e All RtMiiid must not be -allowed to side-track Ire- land's demand. Spiritually, ecinoiuically-, histonca?y, Ir?-md's case is distinctive, j and its urgency is incomparably greater r,eT?c,, is i tha-n Wil(-,s' need or Scotland's for aii-ex- tension of local self-government. SCOTLAND'S POSITION. ) GOTLAND" S ^differentia from Scot- I land are already marked, especially in religion, ednevriion and law. It is not Sv in Wales, though in race and language the Welsh people bear the indubitable marks \)f their separate race and nation- alitv. Tn'tl)e pd?iAini-,tration of Jaw and justice there is not 'the slightest difference between Wales ancl England. In reTigioc. Wales is Nonormf crriiist, but anti-epis- copnlianrsm is not in Wales established hy law, as Presbyteriaftism is in Scotland. Again from the point of view of economics there is far more affinity between Wales i and England than "between Scotland and England. To establish a national assemb- ly in Edinburgh would be a simpler task, than to set one np hi "Cardiff. The Kite hns yet to be cleared in Wales, but in Scotland not only are t'jie foundations laid but the super-structure ;B built. LABOUR INDIFFERENT. I i THERE is no enthusiatiRi among the working-classes for Home Rule All Round. More and more the tendency among them is to ignore national hound- arif-8 and to concentrate on the solidarity of the masses in every country. British trade unions recognize no distinctions among their members whether they hail from England, Scotland or Wales, and if devolution is to come the leaders of Labour will without douht demand that there shall he one code of industrial laws and uniform Factory Act administration for the whole of Great Britain. Labour will not consent to a splitting-up of its forces for the sake of gratifying the senti- 'ment of nationality. ABRAHAM LINCOLN." There is welcome sign of a reaction j against the inanity and frippery that have so bmg dominated the London theatres. A noble and bea.ntiful play by Mr. John Drinkwator on Abraham Lin- coln has for months drawn crowded r.udiences to an out-of-the-way suburban play-house. Lincoln is ono of the im- mortal figures of history. His heroic spirit, so resolute in war, so magnani- mous in peace, shines out in splendour from this excellent play. No one can wit- ness it without being iu>lifted in mind. Another play lofty in character has been produced this eek at the Court Theatre. "The Lost Leader," by Mr. Lennox Robinson, has an Irish atmosphere. Its governing idea, is the re-fecarnation of Parnell, who returns after 25 years to survey the Ireland in w-bose service he spent his life. It is iiot .i. partizan or propagandist play. It «?oves from first tc last on a high plane of thoiiglit feeling, lùhas a profínd lesson f-or the people afid for the politicians. That, lesson :i« that political machinery and material prosperity in themselves 'are of small recount; that 'the only thaitg that matters is the soiil- -,Ind that we all sadly j.eod to he regenerated. It is iae short a plea for spiritualised politics. There are some fine dramatist moments in the play and1 it is admirably acted. It-remains to i be sgeen whether 11' drama so idealistic will the favour sff the multitnde, â nBHSfKiSKiaKBa

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