|Letter dated 12 August and marked 'Copy'. Russell [1834-1920, first Baron Russell of Liverpool, newspaper editor and proprietor] writes that the matter at Glasgow looks 'well' and that it would be 'frivolous nonsense' for Mr Costelloe to interfere. Russell reports that he has been adopted unanimously by the Executive. He describes the popularity and success of the Junior Reform Club in Liverpool, which has recently taken over the premises of the failed Tory club. He writes that they are eager for Chamberlain to attend their opening ceremony and urges Chamberlain to accept. He goes on to raise the 'delicate' matter of Sir Charles Dilke, writing: 'Supposing you were able to say "You (Russell) need not be afraid to adopt freely a bias in favour of Sir Charles Dilke in this affair for his case is sound and will so appear." I should have this assurance in my mind to go by [...]'. He writes such a 'hint' would make him 'better able to steer the D.P.' and to raise support for Dilke.