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POLITICAL GOSSIP. w NEW Crockford's Club is talked of. Not a Alibiing club, as of yore, but a political one. 1. hear that ere long a batch of Peers will be !¡¡ae. ?HE Hon. General Ponsonby has resigned his ap- d ^er Majesty's Treasury. sa'i E comniittee of the National Reform Union are 0 contemplate holding a "demonstration in Mr. Pllrgeon's Tabernacle. is rumoured that the morning sittings of the House ,0lnTnon.s will be commenced in the first or second 1<M of June. 1 -^FTER an absence of several months from the Reform da^ ^r" Robert Lowe, M.P., has within the last few t re-appeared there. ti» + 1S ^le intention of Lord Derby to personally inves- of fv c^aroes with respect to the political character !(y ^poet Young's writings. We presume it will be n ri^S's and Derby's night thoughts—after busine'ss. f0" Paris correspondents were sent over to London 'lim the great Reform demonstration en masse, and have Ply reported the affair of Hyde-park a fictsco. The t, writer was M. de Tonville, of La Liberie. -j, speech of Morrissey, the pugilist, said to have }j' ,!1 delivered in Congress, turns out to be a hoax. All <tVT a^said in the House since he has been elected is, vi*'0. More than many people can do at the right Neat and place. Q, Observer says, in the several versions of Mr. tev tone's reply to the Reform Union deputation, one Passion of some importance relating to the X5 line g). 8 differently rendered. Three of the morning papers vg, e't thus :—"I do not say that under no circum- _•^Hces am I likely to revive it while the three other Ui$?r's stand thus :—" I do not see the circumstances £ 1 aei which I am likely to revive it." The second is ^correct version. to handsome testimonial intended for presentation v-his RiSllt Hon. Henry Brand, M.P., in recognition of }J(; Services as Whipper-in to the Liberal party, will Rented on the 19th of the ensuing month, at a banquet at Willis's -rooms, when the Right Hon. 7k' Gladstone, M.P., will preside. oS- DEPUTATION waited on the Earl of Derby, at the residence of the First Lord of the Treasury, in etir) 'NINS~street, on Saturday, on the subject of increased p °*ments to the University of Edinburgh. The de- 'atiort, which was introduced by the Duke of Buc- ,:11?b, consisted of the Earl of Dalhousie, the Earl of T lr^e> the Earl of Stair, the Earl of Dalkeith, M.P., lei Amberley, M.P., Lord Elcho, M.P., Lord Colon- Ia., Lord Henry Scott, M.P., the Hon. Arthur, Kin- M.P., DR. Copland, F.R S., Dr. Tweedie, F.R.S ■j/' Sibson, F.R.S., Mr. D. R. Macgregor, Professor Vm Professor Fraser, Professor Macpherson, and ally others. til EIUES of "reasons" have been circulated against disfranchif ement of the borough of Great Yarmouth. reasons," which are signed by the Mayor (Mr. E-. ab e11)' s^a^e the population of the town is 40,000, and that it is rapidly increasing as a bw that the harbour is the principal port i fjS|^Ve.ei1 the Huinber and the Thames that the local Tbo ^6S are moSt extens^ve 'u Europe that the 1OQ°u^ ^las returned two members to Parliament since L q and that its large population and important public I; d local interests require such representation that the .w electors entitled to be registered under the Govern- ^e^orm would be 4,580; and that the un- Sectors computed under the proposed extension f the franchise at 6,000, and the whole community Presented by them ought not to be perpetually Prived of the franchise because of the misconduct of a 6vy whose venality they discouraged and deplored, but jOUld. not control. It is also submitted that in the «t°ry of Parliament no place of approachable magni- ttue, or where the unimpeachable electors preponderate anything like the same ratio as in Great Yarmouth, a ever been disfranchised. THE Spectator says Mr. Gladstone is to be elected Member of Brooks's by a somewhat unusual process, ■i >,Veilted apparently expressly for that end, which the c ioes of the Clubs, a new gossiping' periodical corres- ponding to its name, describes in its first number. rooks s, we need not tell our readers, is an old ^lusive Whig club, where Mr. Gladstone is scarcely as Yet more popular—such is the stubborn nature of old higs-than at the Carlton, of which he has never -°_ed to be a member. The device of those Whigs "ho wished to put away from their club the reproach at it did not contain the leader of the Liberals, and !<r e single man of genius in their party, was this :— Q°wing that Mr. Gladstone would have been rejected 1 f ordinary ballot, they proposed that the committee ° the club should have power at their discretion to .^wiiuate members of their nartv of either House of arliament, not exceeding five in number in any year, as members of the club. And this reso- ^tion was carried by 63 to 55 on Wednesday. Another rsOlution, which was even a more transparent lsguise of the special purpose in view, to the effect that Jy member of the Cabinet of Lords Palmerston and Issell might be put on as an honorary member directly *s name was entered on the list of candidates, did not kerefore come on for discussion. We suppose that Mr. Gladstone will become very quickly a member of Brooks's ader the new regulation. This struggle reminds us of a gOod legend told of Mr. Gladstone's unpopularity in Carlton some 11 or 12 years ago, when he lirst began 4 .betray the undergrowth of Liberal ideas in his mind, is said that some young Tories, wishing to aunoy him, Went up to him once when he was sitting in the club, '> asked him, When are you to be proposed for T^oks's ?" to which Mr. Gladstone quietly replied, Whenever my Lord Derby takes his name off." Lord erby's name outlived his era of Liberalism in the books ° the old Whig club at least as long as Mr. Gladstone's as outlived his era of Toryism in the books of the Carlton.

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