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CARDIFF-BOUND SCHOONER ABANDONED.

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Sudden Death of Mr * Luard,…

| ILLNESS OF MR GLADSTONE.

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-The Penistone Railway Accident.

I The Nile Expedition.

IThe French in China.

-... AFFAIRS IN ZULULAND.

ARABI PASHA.

THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

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THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION. To-day's Times, discussing the probable course of the next general election, says: Liberal members will be, to a great extent, released from the influence which led them some months 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 andtilit, 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 an overwhelming mass. The enormous cost, for instance, of the Nile expedition, will be bard to justify even after a brilliant success, and even if the only result is to bring Gen. Gordon back from Khartoum without making any perrnanent^ar- rangements for the government of the Upper -<i!e and the security of Egypt on 8^e* would be satisfactory to Liberal candidates, look- ing to the impending contest in the autumn to charge the increase of taxation, which will be needed to pay off the arrears of Lord Wolseley's magnificent bill upon the Tories. We are in. clined, 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 condoned, when Parliament re-assembles, by a majority of the House of Commons. It would be more dignified and more profitable for them to anticipate the result by resignation, which would be justified according to constitutional Practice, if as we doubt not is the case, there »re 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 drift after the winner of those who, as Mr Gladstone must recollect, involved England in the Crimean War more than tliirty years Igo.

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