We beg the attention of Ministers and their friends to
the following extract from the paper of largest circulation in Kent,—the Kent _ Herald, published in archiepiscopal Canterbury. It gives vent to a feeling which is every day becoming more general among the independ- ent supporters of the present Government. " There is already a deep feeling of disappointment and depression at the issue of the dispute on the Irish Municipal Bill, to say nothing of the conduct of Ministers in such things as supporting the Pension List and Military Flogging, giving up the control of the Alloy, opposing the Ballot, advocating the reten- tion of the Bishops in Parliament, and deprecating ' organic reform.' This feeling will be deepened into despair arid disgust, if the important measures of Refiam are au i suffered to be lost by the Home of Lords, without some energetic and efficacious remedy being proposed lw Lord Melbourne's Government, or witboar its opposition by the influential -Liberals in the House of Commons. Mere words—promises of bringing forward the rejected measures again next year '—will not suffice ; the Reformers must have some practical, substantial satisfaction ; or their energies, sickening how with hope deferred, will perish utterly through inanition. We hope, then, that the session will not be permitted to pass off in this way, or we may be prepared for the worst during the recess. A casualty, a pretence, may displace the Ministry ; and the electors, disheart- ened and divided, will be called on to make head against the influence of the Tory Government, and the local power of the Conservative clergy and gentry. There is nothing, very cheering in the results of the late elections for Essex, Merionethshire, sad Warwickshire; delay and disappointment will daily sin- pair the prospeet. How different wt ul I be rh• ••'.. were Maristers, aft r trying boldly every inteemediate mess it.. 'o insist on receivi ig the needful powers from the Kit g, or roign their offices! Let Peel be recalled ; and under such a nationto mpulse he would be 4:.tail it a minority, again com- pelled to retire, and the C would be obliged to replace Lord Melbourne on his own terms,—which mast then, of course, include a control over the House of Lords."
From Kent let es go to Scotland; and the Glasgow Argus will ii- form Ministers, that men who aim at keeping back the Movement, and who throw eold water on popular measures, are beginning to be viewed with sitspieion and dislike- " The V hip yelp inceeanty when 3 poor Radical steps out too fast for them —' Don't I teak rank ; don't give an advantage to the enemy. It may be all vety true what you say, but you see the majority of the Liberal party think otherwise : do not divide us.' And we appeal fearlessly to the world, whether, since the accession of Lord Melbourne's Governmert, the Radicals have not honestly und cordially complied with this exhortation. Will the Whigs ' tak' their sin tale haute?' In the division on the Ballot, they were as 35 to SS, and and yet they divided the Liberal interest by voting with the Tories? Is this honest? Is this acting in accordance with their own professed principle, that when diprcarcs occur in the Liberal camp, the minority ought to glee way to the majority ? Are they, after all their experience of the deadly hatred the Tories hear them, still unwilling to break with that gang? Let them beware. 'We—the independent interest—Radicals, if they prefer the wont—know how we stand. At this moment we will put up with touch. We will endute mockery and insult rather than, by grounding our arms and leaving the field, allow the enemy to triumph. But when the field is won, then will conic the day of retaliation—we will not forget. We will not endure to be told that we injure the cause if we whisper dissent from the Whigs, when the majority of the Liberals agree with them, and then look tamely on at the Whigs voting with the Tories when the majority of the Liberals agree with us. In the out days of oligarchical ascendancy, the Whigs were weaker than the Tories : when the People's day is fully come, the Whigs will be weaker than the People. In the present stage of transition is their time, and by their conduct now they will be judged hereafter. Accordingly, as the Whigs act honestly or dishooestly in this their day of power, will they, when Reform is fully Diumphant, be a respected and influential, or a despicable and powerless section of the com- munity." Reformers should bear in mind, that the time of preferring claims for Comity votes commenced on the •20th June, and ends on the 20th July; and with respect to Borough voters, it is required, before their names Can be put on the list, that all the Poor-rates and Assessed .Taxes, due by each voter previously to the 6th of April, be paid before the 20th of July.