Mr. Adderley, talking to the farmers of Coleshill, North War-
wickshire, has let fall a hint which is not without importance. He anticipates the speedy downfall of Earl Russell, and believes that when it occurs the Liberal party will split asunder, and " a certain portion of his own party, equally able as the Whigs, could come into power, and form a sort of middle administration," when, he thought, " this country might for many years have reason to suppose that the Government was ably and successfully con- ducted." We have alluded to this danger elsewhere, as far the most formidable of those to which Liberals are exposed. Such a middle administration headed by Lord Stanley is perfectly pos- sible, and would be essentially Tory upon every point except administrative reform. If Earl Russell neglects the true Liberals, as he seems inclined to do, it will assuredly come in, and but for one circumstance might enjoy a long lease of power. Fortunately it must include Mr. Disraeli, and he is sure either to declare war for the Pope, or succumb to France, or affront the country gen- tlemen, or do something or other within the session fatal to his party. The risk, however, should teach Mr. Gladstone not to be quite so absurdly humble and self-denying. He is as bad as Ricasoli, who is refusing power lest Italy should learn to depend too much upon great men.