2 DECEMBER 1865, Page 2

Mr. W. E. Forster accepted the Under-Secretaryship to the Colonies

yesterday week, and his appointment has been received with general approbation by all the Liberal party and most of the Liberal journals, the Times alone excepted, which acquiesced sulkily in the inevitable. It is a fact not generally known that Under-Secretaries do not vacate their seats,—the theory being that they are not technically Ministers of the Crown, which even Junior Lords of the Treasury are. Mr. Goschen, as Vice- President of the Board of Trade, must be re-elected for the City, and Mr. Chichester Fortescue for Louth, but the member for Bradford remains member for Bradford still.