2 AUGUST 1845, Page 1

Sunderland is still in the agonies of suspense, hanging in

doubt between the pungent eloquence of Colonel Thompson and the elo- quent wealth of Mr. Hudson. The "Railway King" has made his first appearance on any stage ; and his style of oratory na- turally excites some curiosity. It cannot be called Ciceronian iii construction or elevated in sentiment. It is a naked appeal to self-interests. To the electors he says, that he goes to Parliament to further the local interests of the borough ; to the poor, that he will legislate for the poor, to employ them, and to "protect" their wages from depression : but then he confesses, that his real object is, that, being sprung from the poor, and having by his own geinui made a fortune, he wishes to get into the House of Coin-

mons "to crown all,"—which may mean, either by looking after his railway enterprises, or merely crowning: all' by the honour of being a Member. There is a strong Yankee twang about Mr. Hudson's orations ; orperhaps Ms only that he is "'Yorkshire."