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POLITICAL GOSSIP. --+- THE united election expenses of the Right Hon. J. W. Henley, Colonel North, and Colonel Fane, who were elected for the county of Oxford without opposition, amount to the modest sum of X200 18s. 2d. A COMPLETE rupture between the Court of St. Petersburg and that of Rome is confidently spoken of. M. le Baron de Meyendorff has received orders to quit his post without delay. POLISH CONSOLATION. —" Our history," said a Pole, is a tissue of misfortunes, and the only consolation left us is to know that our ancestors were nearly as un- happy as ourselves." THE Hon. Auberon Herbert, who was one of the Conservative candidates at the late election for New- port, Isle of Wight, and who was defeated by an "arrangement," has been entertained at dinner by his supporters, who, notwithstanding their honourable defeat, have not lost heart, but are determined that next election no arrangement" shall neutralise their decisive majority on the register. Mr. Herbert, it will be remembered, lectured at Bath in the spring on the late war in America, of many incidents in which he was an eye-witness. WE believe that a sum amounting to upwards of < £ 4,000 is annually accumulated at the War-office by the unclaimed effects of deceased soldiers. The Secretary of State for War has now nearly £ 50,000 in his hands on this account, and we understand that it is Lord De Grey's intention to establish a Saldiers' Widow and Orphan Fund, of which this sum will form the nucleus. It seems the appropriate and exact way of applying such a fund, as it will come to the heritors Of soldiers, if not the special heritors who might, would, could, or should have received the money. THE expenses incurred by Mr. F. S. Powell, M.P., and Mr. W. Forsyth, M.P., in securing their election for Cambridge have been officially returned at £ 1,410. Of this sum .£210 was paid Mr. Barlow, agent for conducting the election and receiving and paying bills .£90 to his chief clerk for attending the elec- tion," 45 days at £ 2 per day; £ 231 for inspectors, check, and committee-room clerks; < £ 192 for messen- gers, door-keepers, board carriers, card collectors, &nd day and night watchers of S. Long and others; £ 234 for printing, stationery, and advertising; .£157 for committee-rooms and rooms in which to address the electors, &c. The expenses of Mr, W. D. Christie and Lieutenant Colonel Torrens, the unsuccessful Liberal candidates, have been officially returned at £ 847; of this amount X136 was paid for printing, ad- vertising, and stationery; £ 189 for inspectors, clerks, &c.; .£124 for messengers, &o.; .£134 for committee- rooms and rooms for meetings, &c.; £ 59 for Mr. Eaden, the agent, &s. „ LORD STANLEY mad3 a good speech-he is the most equallof speakers, say rho Spectator, never having made a speech either poo or brilliant—to the statisti- cal section on the uses to be made and the uses not to be made of figures. Lord Stanley spoke of the neces- sity of grounding statistics on sufficiently wide and numerous "observations, fand then, if we understand him rightly, inferred, like_ Mr. Buckle, from the statistical laws which are discoverable in all human actions rightly classified, that individual actions are as much determined by laws (though by laws varying with the individual) as the olaasea of actions to which they belong. All we can say is that statistics throw no manner of light on this question; Whether the individual result cannot be predicted because the laws effecting it are only partly known, or because there is an element behind the known laws that is not subject to law at all, statistics do not even hint. All pecu- liarities affecting individual cases, from whichever reason they arise, would be equally eliminated in deal- ing with large classes; for only the influences affect- ing all individuals alike could express themselves in the class-results. THE following rather spiteful lines appeared m last Lord Amberley, being rejected at Leeds, Has a fling at our National Church and its creeds, And tells all his seniors what they should do, By the aid of a new and bi-monthly Review, Where his lordship appears in remarkable glory, Abusing and quizzing each genuine Tory," And lauding Dissenters, and giving free vent To views he may possibly live to repent- Such as thinking attacks on the Church much the same As those on the laws for preserving our game- And pointing complacently, spite of his youth, To himself as the guide to political truth, The hero, in posse, of future reform, The petrel, in esse, that heralds the storm And this is the sort of conceit that we see In a youth who at Trinity shirked; his degree Who even evaded his own little-go -oir, As he thought himself able to p°so every poser; And now, whilst in politics feeling his legs, Would e'en teach his grandmother how to suck eggs

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