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¡U,UH U fUI\J ¡'h. 10." ..ii 4 V¡¡ 8F j I OUR sailor Prince, or rather his Royal Highness J the Duke of Edinburgh, has been considerably lionised during the past week at Liverpool. He has opened new docks, visited training ships, the great manufacturing establishments, laid foun- dation-stones, [distributed prizes to successful L competitors at rifle matches; in short, he has not only made himself very generally useful, but im- j mensely agreeable and popular. His amiable manners and social bearing are highly admired by all those who come in contact with him. THERE is hope for Ireland yet. It is not all depression and decay in the land of Erin that we have to record. The report of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, published recently, is very grati- fying. The exports of linen from Belfast for the year 1865 amounted to very nearly = £ 5,000,000; linen yarn, during the same period, ^81,359,490; and linen thread, £ 132,350; making a total for 1865 of X6,4,34,220 against X5,330,665 of the preceding year. The total estimated value of all descriptions of produce, manufactures, cattle, &c., exported from Belfast during the past year, reached £ 11,755,170. This all bespeaks a vigorous and flourishing trade; and the facts possess sig- nificancies which it is interesting at the present moment to discuss. The Irishman abroad works well and accumulates money; why should he not turn his attention to home labour, and possess property in the land of his nativity ? MILITARY scandals have been renewed during the last few days by an action brought against Lord Rokeby by Col. Dawkins, for conduct arising out of somefeeling of bad temper between the two officers, the plaintiff on one occasion refusing to shake hands with the defendant; but the judge who tried the case decided that it was one in which the civil courts could not interfere, and stated that he could conceive of nothing more injurious to discipline than for any officer who considered himself in- sulted or ill-treated by his superiors, to whom, by becoming a soldier, he bad consented to submit, seeking to undo martial judgment by a civil tri- bunal. The facts of the case are, however, rather peculiar, and very probably we have not heard the last of it. An explanation will doubtless be asked in Parliament, when the public will be informed of more particulars concerning this scandal. VOLUNTEER reviews have been general through- out the country, the greatest of which was the gathering in Hyde-park, where the provincial corps present from Nottingham, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, and Norfolk were fully equal to the best metropolitan divisions. The movements, on account of the unsuitableness of the ground, were very restricted. There was no room for a ehaai fight, or those many manoeuvres which we occa- sionally see at Brighton, Wormwood Scrubbs, or Wimbledon; it was, in fact, nothing more than an inspection, but the marching and appearance of the men were pronounced by the best judges to be fully equal to the 14 regulars." IT is gratifying to state that week by week the rinderpest" is rapidly decreasing. The number of cases reported last week were only 523 against 987 of the week previous. When we consider that only a couple of months ago the numbers reported weekly were from 6,000 to 8,000, we have great cause for thankfulness, and may hope that in a I very short time the disease will be wholly stamped out." Indeed, everything at the present moment looks well for the prosperity of England. Eain and sunshine have done wonders in bringing forward vegetation, and a bounteous harvest is anticipated, whilst the fruit trees exhibit signs of an abundant crop. ONLY one drawback to the present happy state of things is the war notes we hear around us. Already have Austria and Prussia met in open contest, whilst Italy, generalled by Garibaldi, is marching into Venice, and. Victor Emmanuel has been worsted in his first attempt against Austria. The lesser States of Germany, in many of which we have special interest, are drawn into the strife, have special interest, are drawn into the strife, and before the war is over will, perhaps, become absorbed into one or other of the great Powers. The fear is, that England will not be able to pre- serve her neutrality but her policy of late years has been to keep peace at any price consistent with honour, and we hope Bhe will still be able to maintain it. SPAIN has retreated from her adventures in the Pacific. In fact, she has run away like a dog which has burnt his tail. The Spanish Minister of Marine has announced that the expedition is at an end. The admiral on the station explains that he goes home because he has sufficiently chastised the Peruvians for their insolence. We suspect the real motive for the movement is to be found in the fact that the Spaniards, aware of the moral indignation of the civilised world, combined with the courage of the Peruvians, deemed it wise to retire. A POLITICAL as well as a war crisis is, however, before us. "s The Government, defeated on the Borough franchise clause, tendered their resigna- tion to her Majesty. For a while the Qaeen re- fused to accept the resignation of Ministers, but upon Earl Eassell and Mr. Gladstone meeting the Queen at Windsor, and entering into a personal of the oiroumata»eas, her Majesty was bound to admit that her Ministers were right in resigning. The Reform Bill, therefore, is s shelved for this session, at least, and the construe- f tion of a new ministry is occupying the attention j of the nation. j

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