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POLITICAL GOSSIP. THE last kind thing of many that have been said of Mr. Disraeli relative to the Reform Bill is, that he above all men has shown a real pa(y)rental interest in the measure. THE public Acts passed exceed in number 132, and the local just beyond 200. Last year the public Acts oiumbered 122-they are this year about 10 more and the locals were 363-this year they are considerably below that number. A CONTEMPORARY informs us there are only one free-1 man of the city of Bath, one freeman of the city of Winchester, and three freemen of the town of Southamp- ton now living. Good news this. We presume that is what our contemporary means. THE Sunday Gazette says :—"Lord Hubert Canning, now Lord Dunkellin, will, it is understood, be invited to = the seat for Galway county, rendered vacant by the death ef his brother and, should he consent, he is not •unlikely to be opposed. The name of the Hon. Luke Gerald Dillon, eldest son to Lord Clonbrock, and 'private secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, is also mentioned in connection with the vacancy." BY a new Act passed last Session of Parliament, the office of Vice-President of the Board of Trade is upon the next vacancy to be abolished, and a secretary to be appointed capable of holding a seat in Parliament, with a salary not exceeding £1,500 a year. SIR JOHN PAKIHGTON has come to the determination of rigidly adhering to a rule by which all officers who idie within six weeks of the receipt of their application for permission to sell out shall be treated as if they had :died in the service, and the steps in succession shall be given without purchase. THE select committee on the administration of the Army Reserve Fund has not yet made its report. The 4nquiry has turned out to be more comprehensive in its Scope and more important in its bearing on the future system of the service than was anticipated, and it will ibe renewed next Session. So far as the evidence has gone it points to very considerable changes. THE Imperial Review anticipates that the present members for North Cheshire, the Hon. W. Egerton and Mr. Comewall Legli, will offer themselves at the dis- solution as candidal es for the new division to be esta- blished in the a tit re of the county. Mr. W. J. Legh, of Lyne., late M. P. for South Lancashire, will corae forward to fill one of the vacancies thus caused in North Cheshire. THE passing of a recent Act of Parliament allowing the Lords Justices of Appeal to sit separately in certain cases has rendered necessary the appointment of an additional Registrar of the Court of Chancery. The John Bull says that the senior clerk, who by statute succeeds to this office, is Mr. F. S. Teesdale while the two junior clerkships, which thus become vacant, have been conferred on Mr. Richard Henry Walker Leach and Mr. Robert Seppings Godfrey. A MEMBER of the American Congress is reported to have said, What the honourable gentleman has just asserted, I consider as catamount to a denial." I pre- sume," replied his opponent, "that the honourable gen- tleman means tantamount." "No, sir, I do not mean tantamount; I am not so ignorant of our language as not to be aware that catamount and tantamount are anonymous." A CORRESPONDENT of the Star, speaking of a "factious minority," says :—The division on the Parks Bill was- for, 88 against, 33. Of the majority, 23 were officials, and 40 were county members of the minority, 4 only weie county members. The total population repre- sented by the 33 members was 3,736,400, and the re- gistered electors 227,398, or about one-fifth of the whole constituency of the empire. It appears to have been a purely party division, two (so-called) Liberals only voting in the majority-vjz., Lord Elcho and Mr. Watkin, whose Liberalism has for some time appeared be- knighted. The Telegraph says:—"We English have just es- caped an embarrassing honour. A Japanese Prince, a brother of the Tycoon, who is now resident in Paris With his suite, graciously signified his wish to follow the example of the Sultan, and to visit London, probably this week. Of course we should have felt duly flattered at this addition of our list of Imperial visitors but it would have been perplexing in the extreme to provide suitable entertainment for the illustrious traveller, when everybody has gone out of town. Luckily there were those near the Prince who were able to make him un- derstand the deserted condition of London, and hence, happtly for the credit of our hospitality, the visit is de- tagred.



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