4 MARCH 1865, Page 3

We deeply regret to note the departure of Lord Lyons

from Washington on the ground of ill-health, and the regret is not lessened by Earl Russell's selection of a successor. Washington is not the place for a second-rate man, and Sir. F. Bruce at Pekin has certainly not proved himself a first-rate one. Is Sir Ruther- ford Alcock to go to Pekin?