10 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 2

Statements of Sir Charles Weed's perfect recovery have been made

so assiduously, that the public was not-surprised on Tuesday to hear of his resignation. His friends dreaded the excitement of Perliament, and he- has consequently -retired, amid the universal regret of everybody whom he has not governed.' Those whom he has, about a fifth of the -human race, will be very unjustly delighted. His departure has enabled Earl Russell to strengthen his Cabinet by appointing the Marquis of Hartington Secretary at War, while Earl- de Grey finds work for which he is better fitted at the India Office. The Secretary for War sitting in the Commons, it was advisable to select a Peer for the subordinate office, which was accordingly offered to Lord Dufferin. He accepeed, aad room was thus madceeett theetiedia Office for Mr. Stausellide'who has been ovariookeetalittle tosheng, in deference, it is said, te the Emperor of the French, on rather Lord Clarendon's ideas tiltout the Emperor. The only offiee. remaining vacant, the- Vice-Presidency of the Board of Thde, was then given to Mr. Monsell, member for Limerick, and official spokesman of Irish Catholics. The administration therefore is complete, and every important department_except, the Colonies and the Home Office, is-represented betlainathe-Lords-and-Commons. - It-Is-believed that Sir George Gney. is also-.anxious to retiree and if -that is correct, the Ministry will at the eleventh hour-be-changed almost exactly as we suggested it should bt -at the-first.