5 MAY 1866, Page 2

Lord Amberley and Mr. Bernal Osborne appear to be both.

likely to stand for Nottingham. Lord Amberley has been asked to stand by a requisition with 1,800 signatures. As 2,100 votes frequently carry a member for Nottingham, if Lord Amberley's requisitionists are true to their promise, he would seem to have a fair chance. Lord Amberley is canvassing in con- junction with a Mr. Handel Cossham, and Mr. Bernal Osborne appears to be canvassing alone. Both Lord Am- berley and Mr. Osborne have made speeches, the former rather sonorously constitutional in aid of his father's Bill, the latter in his usual style, chaffy and a little vulgar. But he made some good remarks. He attacked Mr. Walpole's school of Liberals as the high-trotting' school, who lift up their feet with very high action, and put them down so close to where they-put them last that they don't get on. He opposed the Maine liquor law with the utmost boldness, and said that while he.did not fear demo- cracy, he :lid fear corruption, and did fear the House of Com- enons tendi ti to become a " rich mates club." That is really to be feared. But we do not know any sort of Parliamentary .speaker who contributes .so much to make it a place her the light -cynical chaff of a club, as Mr. Bernal Osborne.