18 MAY 1867, Page 3

Colonel Barttelot obtained leave on Tuesday for another Com- mittee

of Inquiry on the Malt Tax, but the foolish and obstinate man rejected Mr. Gladstone's suggestion that it should be instructed to inquire also into the relation of this important tax with the spirit duties, and so deprived the investigation and report of more than half its value. The dislike and fear of Mr. Gladstone in these obstinate Tory squires is beooming so furious, that they will not even accept his advice on matters of which he knows every- thing and they nothing.