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and on Thursday, Lord Frederick Cavendish was interred at Chatsworth,

amidst a scene which had much di. the aspect of a great State ceremony. The House of Commons had adjourned, to allow its Members to be present, and it is believed that three hundred Members of all parties, including Mr. R. Power, as re- presentative of the Parnellites, followed the coffin to the grave ; while a crowd, estimated at 30,000 persons, accompanied or fol- lowed the procession, which was headed by the Duke of Devon- shire, whose loss is irreparable, Lord Hartington, and Mr. Glad- stone. Signs of mourning were visible all over England, except in London, where the general tone was most unluckily broken. It had not been considered possible to put off two " Drawing- rooms," which had been previously announced, and the gloom of each funeral-day was broken by one of these pompous recep- tions, with their elaborate dresses, endless equipages, and all the stir which they make, even in a capital like London. Would not the Drawing-rooms have been postponed, if the smallest Prince had died P