17 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 3

A fine statue of Noble's to Sir John Franklin was

unveiled near Waterloo Place on Thursday by Sir John Pakington. It is a statue in bronze, said by Lady Franklin and the late Sir John Franklin's friends to be exceedingly like the great Arctic navi- gator. He is supposed to be in the act of just informing his officers and crew that the North-West Passage has been discovered. He holds the telescope, chart, and compasses in his hand, and over his full naval uniform wears a loose fur overcoat. The statue is eight feet four inches high. After the First Lord of the Admiralty had removed the veil, Sir Roderick Murchistin said that, looking to-the services Of Sir John Franklin at Copenhagen and Trafalgar, the statue might have been placed with equal propriety in Tra- falgar Square. That is scarcely true. In the Arctic Seas Sir John Franklin's name is that of 'first martyr, at TrafalgarNelson's. Franklin will always be remembered for his victory over the elements, and not over men.