31 MARCH 1866, Page 2

Lowe has made it worth' the while of his opponents

to get up the history of his inconsistencies on the subject of Reform, and- they have disinterred with much gratification a great speech mule by him at Kidderminster in 1862, during Lord Denby's Government, in which he accused the Ministry of " having deceived their friends, falsified their pledges, and libelled, the people of England." He read' at that time in the signs of the times, " by the permission of Divine Providence, an obvious tendency in this country towards democracy." Moreover, he indulged in this fatal boast,—" I am glad .to see that the Emigration Commissioners have made provision for transplanting thirty-five families from_ this town to the land of wealth and promise. When they arrive there each head of each family will find himself in possession of the elective franchise,—and, gentlemen, taey owe that to myself.' This is certainly uncoinfoitable for Mr. Lowe. We are disposed to think that the change of political,profession has been greater than. the change of political opinion, and that Mr. Lowe's second creed is, in him, somewhat sincerer than his-first. Still we suspect he is one of: those who think thatra man's political creed should rather be subservient to his political advancement, than his political advancement to his creed.