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POLITICAL GOSSIP. AT Oateiid there were twenty millions of francs re- ceived from London in two days last week. The des- tination was Germany, and the object naturally to keep the war going. LORD RUSSELL, previously to retiring from office, recommended that a baronetcy should ba offered to Mr. Edward St. Aubyn, representative of the old and much-esteemed St. Aubyn family. We learn that Mr. St. Aubyn has acoepted the offer, and thus the baronetcy which formerly existed in the family will be renewed in one of th.3 most worthy members of it. Mr. St. Aubyn's large property in Devonport and in Cornwall will make this announcement particularly pleasing to the inhabitants of the west of England. Ib^icif&l^S^ouni a y^ar'ag'olSa' liact somo s^are in obtaining this honour, but, independently of that, it is one which will have been worthily bestowed, and will ba honourably borne. A NEW YORK paper reports, at the conclusion of a debate in the House of Representatives at Washing- tQQ :â" Many other members who designed making long speeches to-day, and who had no opportunity of doing so, were authorised to have their speeches pub- lished in the Globe as part of the debates." Can no similar arrangement be carried out here also ? WHILE letter-writing is so much the fashion, it may be interesting to know what Victor Emmanuel wrote to the King of Portugal. It is as follows My dear Louis,âI have deolared war against Austria. In two hours I leave for the camp, where I have taken command of my army. I have under my orders ..i. men. In a few days I shall be able to tell vou something. Inform Maria. â Yours, VICTOR EMMANUEL. We have not seen the second letter felling something._ MR. SEWARD IS rumoured to have concluded a secret treaty with the Emperor Napoleon, the under- standing being that the United States should observe strict neutrality and non-intervention in the affairs of Mexico. After the withdrawal of the French, Maxi- milian would secure his election as President, and would afterwards declare himself Emperor, thus avoiding the Monroe doctrine. IT is said that Pans has become the home of the cowards of Germany since the war, who fly thither from the war, and yet it is to Germany that BPODle are invited by advertisement and puff indirect. The other day it was said Ems enjoys complete security and freedom from war s alarms; we, how- ever learn that Ems is at the present moment m the hinds of a rude and vulgar body of Prussian cavalry, nanasoi particular, and that the Burgo- master had to decamp with his money bags as fast as Possible. Perhaps the Prussians might not be very possiDio. money bags of the innocent K'S or lXoh vi.ite». ^Ve hope the English will Anglian or c âf.T,+jn0nt. and not even think ot abstain for who can tell where France or Belgium cms yoo"-> P the next blow will fall, and on Gazette, that WE understand, sajs cne J > Lord AAA "Enfield rifle's to be converted into breech- order 30,000 ED field r/rfO COO previously ordered. In Government which we SrhrStTub^membeffor West Cornwall, will be gazetted to this honour. Among those oatside h.a immediate political Wen da to whom offered a seat in the Cabinet was Lo⢠Tt f=? said we believe with good_ ioundation, that Sir Robert Peel also declined a seat in the Cabinet. Not- withstanding that Sir Fitzroy Kelly is reported as likely to succeed to an approaching vacancy on the Common Law Bench," we believe it is more than doubtful that Chief Baron Pollock, whose place is thus alluded to, has any intention of resigning. The venerable judge feels that he is not yet past his work, and that, in fact, his work agrees with him. The first honour that has fallen to the gift of Lord Derby is the Garter, vacant by the sudden death of the Marquis of liansdowne. THE late Government, says the same authority, quitted office leaving unfilled one of the first-class pensions of Cabinet Ministers. Four of these pensions can be in existence at the same time, and a few months ago the four holders ware Lord Monteagle, Lord Glenelg. Sir George Grey, and Mr. Disraeli. By the deaths of Lords Monteagle and Glenelg two became vacant, and one of them falls to Mr. Milner Gibson. The other remains vacant, none of the retiring Ministers, we may presume, being in a position to make the required declaration that his private means axe not sufficient to maintain his position with proper dignity. # LORD DUNKELLIN, M.P., in replying to a letter from Mr. C. W. Daws, hon. secretary to the Norwich Small Tenements Committee, observes:â"The object of the amendment which I proposed on the 5th clause of the Representation of the People Bill was to establish the principle of rating as the proper basis on which to fix the borough franchise in opposition to rental. It did not at the moment seek to establish any particular amount of rating, but after" this principle had been adopted by the committee it would have been in the power of the Government, or, indeed, of any member of the House, to have proposed a < £ 5 rating franchise, and if this proposition had been ac- cepted (as in my belief not improbably it would have been), the effect would certainly have been to have given a vote to the man whose position 5 ou describe in your letter, and who, by the Government scheme, would certainly have been left without one." Mr. Daws was of opinion that Lord Dunkellin's amendment would have brought the franchise down much lower than Mr. Gladstone's Bill, at any rate so far a3 Norwich was concerned. A CONTEMPORARY proposes that the following case should be submitted to Mr. Mill, to show how woman would exercise her right of the franchise Daring tne hearing of a bribery case in the Irish Court of Common Pleas, a woman was called to substantiate a statement which her husband had made. Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonogb, Q.C. My husband voted according to his principles for Mr. Greer at the previous election.- Those are your principles ?âI have no principles (ft laugh).âMr. Macdonogh Yoa have no principles ? Quite right.âWitness I beg your pardon, sir, you know women have no votes (laughter). i»lr. Mac- donogh: If you had a vote would you Ee.i it; Witness: I would (continued laughter).âMr. Mac- donogh Did you ever hear of a wise fellow called Stuart Mill, a fellow that wants women to have votes ? âWitness: I did not. Chief Justice Monahan: Would you like to have a vote p-Wicness I would. Mr. Macdonogh: Supposing you got a vote, how much would you want for it at the next election ?âWitness: £ 100 (loud laughter).âMr. Macdonald: Oh, that is quite too much (increased laughter). Tell me, were Greer's people with you that day ?âWitness They were; early in the day.-What did your husband say to them ?âWitness: He said be had not maae his mind up.âMr. Macdonogh: That is always the way- "mind not made up yet."âMr. Butt, Q.C.: That is said very feelingly (a laugh).

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