Rain all day. Cassie Heming was to have left for London today, but was detained by the weather.
The Poll for North Oxfordshire — general Election after defeat of the Radical Government under Gladstone on the Irish Home Rule Bill — took place today. We voted at Swalcliffe. The candidates were Sir Bernhard Samuelson who has sat many years in parliament as a Radical, and Mr Wynne Conservative. The former was elected; but so greatly have the Radicals lost ground on the Irish question that his majority was 999 less than it was last November.