22 AUGUST 1868, Page 3

It is stated that the Hon. F. Stanley will succeed

Mr. Ducane as Civil Lord of the Admiralty, and that Sir M. H. Beach be- .comes Under Secretary for the Home Department, vice Sir James Fergusson, neither of them appointments requiring much re- mark. We see that the Tory electors of Essex intend to invite Mr. Ducane to dinner, whereat to express their sense of his ser- vices and also to present him with a testimonial. The Essex farmers must be at a loss what to do with their money. The dinner is a very natural compliment to a squire who has been a most active supporter of his party's interests; but a testimonial to a man for getting an excellently paid place, and thereby losing a seat, surely may be included among works of supererogation.