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--+-- I POLITICAL aosarp. THE Lard Chief Baron Pollock does not cotem- plate the resignation of his seat on the benoh, as re- ported. THE finance accounts lately issued show that in the Session of 186i the House of Comrxons took no less than =609;049 in fees. 433 bills were read a second time, and 347 were passed. A CONTEMPORARY asks why it is that the Conser- vatives, so successful in mounting to the assault be- fore, and carrying all before them, have failed at the late elections. The answer, of which we cannot see the point, is that the moment they mo ant the political ladder they get too Dizzy. THE Dean of Carlisle says that, as things now are, "hon. gentlemen are borne into St. Stephen's on the turbid wave of national intoxication." He thinks there will be no improvement until there is a prohibi- tory law against the sale and public use of stimulants during the elections. IN spite of the extremely backward party in Spain —the Retrogremdonists-represented by Sister Patro- cinio, the amicable understanding between that Go- vernment and the King of Italy is assuming consis- tence. At Madrid the Marquis Tagliacarne, the Italian Am bassador, .has been received by the Spanish Ministc-rs, and is to be admitted to the presence of Queen Isabella in due course. SOME difficulty, says the Court Journal, having arisen to strike a balance between two mottoes of eminent statesmen—the "Keep moving" of policeman Gladstone and the Schneideric Rest and be thank- ful! of Lord Rllssell-it has been thought that, without doing great violence to either, they might be compared to the centrifugal and centripetal motions, the one checking and counterbalancing the other, but both keeping the State whirling in its proper orbit. WE hear that the first man who will be serious on the meeting of Parliament will be Sir R. Clifton, who, on the very night that foe meets foe in political array, will ask the Premier whether he intends to bring in a comprehensive measure of reform. Of course he will say yes or no, and not begin with a slight cough and Well, happy as I should be to give a direct answer. still "and so forth. We wish Sir Robert joy of his leading question. CONCERNING the King's County election, the Dablin Evening Mail says:—The current story is that a page of one of the poll books used at the King's County election was turned over, and the votes in it not counted, is incorrect. There are, however, some errors in the totting of which might change the result, but which are differently viewed by the agents of the two candidates. The matter may be settled either by the sheriff appearing at the bar of the House, and asking leave to amend his return, in case he should make up his mind that it is erroneous; or by the ordinary process of a petition and senftiny. PARA-DOXICAI, it may seem to say t, says the Non- conformist, yet one of the last things we should wish to see is a Parliament composed exclasiveIV of Nonconfor- mists. Wearenot likely, however, toseefhis,andwemay therefore express our gratification at the number of Protestant Nonconformist representatives who will be on the role of the new Parliament. And not merely at their number, but at their improved quality. We have gone over, as carefully as we cauld, the list of new members, and believe the following to be tolerably correct:— Sir Morton Peto, Birt. Sir F. Crossley, Bart. Mr. John Bright Mr. Charles Gilpin Mr. T. Cave Mr. T. Barnes L Mr. E. Potter Mr. T. B. Potter Mr. S. Morley Mr. G. Hadfield Mr. Holden Mr. B. Whitworth Mr. J. Fildes Mr. G. Leeman Mr. E. Baines Mr. Harris Mr. P. A. Taylor Mr. W. E. Baxter Mr. J. Padmore Mr. J. Cowen 'J. Mr. Ald. Lawrence Mr. Duncan M'Laren Mr. J. B. Smith Mr. W. Graham Mr. H. E. Crum Ewing Mr. J. Stansfeld Mr. Aid. Lusk Mr. J. Pirn Mr. Pease Mr. John Cheetham Mr. J. R. Mills Mr. T. Chambers Mr. Dunlop Besides these—and there may be one or two others of whom we are not aware—there are the two Barons Rothschild, Mr. N. M. Rothschild, and Mr. Alderman Salomons, of the Jewish creed; and Lord Edward Howard, Sir John Acton, and Sir John Simeon, English Roman Catholics. English, Scotch, and Irish Nonconformity, are well represented in character, if not in numbers and their representatives should be able to defend their principles from misap- prehension, and, to some extent, to force them on the Legislature. Welsh Nonconformity is still, as it has been, without a national voice or vote in the Legisla- ture.

A LADTS PAGE AND" JACK SHEPPARD."