The Lord Chamberlain has issued the usual directions for the
admis- sion of Peeresses, Peers' sons, and strangers, into the House of Lords on Tuesday, at the opening of Parliament by the Queen. Strangers must obtain the Lord Chamberlain's ticket, and be at the doors before twelve o'clock—the time of opening.
At a dinner given to the Members of the borough of Tamworth by the Mayor, on Wednesday, Sir Robert Peel made a rambling speech, in which he offered the hand of personal friendship to local political oppo- nents who strongly antagonize his "influence": but in return, he fell foul of the reigning Ministry in London denouncing Lord John Russell's bill of reform as the offspring of "a lingering thirst for political import- ance, a mean and shabby truckling for party purposes "-
Here lay the magnanimous self-denial of a tottering Government. Tot- tering, did he say ? Why, that which was and ought to be intended as a public benefit was debased into the promotion of personal interest. A family coterie governed the state. And what was the great victory they achieved. They succeeded in destroying.the only man who gave character and dignity to their counsels, who alone among them could secure respect abroad and countenance at home. (Cheers.) The Government ejected Lord Palmer- ston—let Lord Pahnerston eject them. (Renewed cheering.)
At a Protectionist meeting in Essex, held yesterday, Sir John Tyrrell intimated, that, sooner than be swamped by the franchise-devices of the Manchester scheme, he felt inclined to agree to universal suffrage at once.
At a civic dinner in Oxford, on Wednesday, Sir W. Page Wood stated that he signed the report of the Commission on Chancery Reform on Tuesday last. The Commission have been greatly indebted to Sir James Graham and Mr. Henley for their lay assistance and Sir Page 'Wood trusts that the report will show how to remedy a large portion of the evils existing.
Lieutenant Pita has returned to England, having failed in his endea- vours to convince the Russian Government of the practicability of his project for searching the Siberian coasts in quest of Sir John Franklin's expedition,
By accounts from Monaghan to Thursday night, it appears that the Jury en the trial of Francis Kelly for the murder of Mr. Bateson could not agree to a verdict, after a consultation of three hours and a half. The defence was an alibi. The Jury were locked up for the night.