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CARDIFF-BOUND SCHOONER ABANDONED.

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Sudden Death of Mr Luard,…

I ILLNESS OF MR GLADSTONE.

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The Penistone Railway .Accident.

---IThe Nile Expedition.

Hi The French in China. '"

-AFFAIRS IN ZULULAND.

-ARABI PASHA.

1-I THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

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1- I THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION. To-dav's Times, discussing the probable course of the next general election, says Liberal members will be, to a great extent, released Lm the influence which led them -ma nimiths ago to vote against their convictions. Some re- cognise their political doom in the new order of things others have to deal with new constituen- cies and unknown currents of opinion; many will be reluctant to face a general election with the discreditof having supported through thick'andthin a disastrous and ignoble policy; and many more will not be sorry to cast upon political opponents the perplexing task of devising a remedy for difficulties which have accumulated in ail overwhelming mass. The enormous cost, for instance, of the Nile expedition, will be hard to justify even after a brilliant success, and even if the only result is to bring Gen. Gordon back from Khartoum without making any permanent ar- rangements for the government or tne upper jl]e and the security of Egypt on that side. And would be satisfactory to Liberal candidates, look- ing to the impending contest in the autnum to charge the increase of taxation, which Will b9 ~r ts Z dined, therefore, to believe that Mr Gladstone and his colleagues may be mistaken if they imagine that further evasions and consequent disasters in their dealings with Egypt will be „,Jn„ed, when Parliament re-assembles, by a mai ority of the House of Commons- « w,flld he more dignified and more profitable for them to anticipate the result by resignation, which would ba justified according to constitutional practice, if, as we doubt not is the case, there are divisions in the Cabinet, and which is, at all events, de- manded in the interest of the country, and if Ministers are unable to make up their minds, and can do nothing but dnft aftsr the manner of ftheee .,c Mr Gladstone must recollect, involved England in the Crimean War more than thirty years ago-

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