24 MARCH 1866, Page 3

Tuesday, the lamination day, was a greater humiliation to the

House of Commons on Monday night than on. the subsequent morning itself: 4. bitter little deb* spraug up. on Mr. Glad- stone's motion fig putting off the meeting of the. Select Committees on Tuesday till one o'clock. Mr. Bouverie, objected that this was not a general day, of fast and humiliation appointee' by the-proper, authorities, but one proposed by the Bishop of Louden for his own diocese,—the House really knowing nothing officially of the pro- clamation of the.Bishop of: London. Mr. Bright took a similar line, insisting on the additional expense entailed- on witnesses before, election committees and others, and arguing that this would, if accepted, be a precedent " for all time." Lord Stanley-raised a minor difficulty; Admiral Duncombe said one o'clock was not late enough to adjourn the Committees, sermons were so long ;' none of the objectors said what they meant, which was that they thought the humiliation service a hollow and ill-advised affair, nor did its defender, who thought it an act of religious duty to obey . his Bishop. A division gave a majority of 147 for the decorous ceremonial.