29 JUNE 1867, Page 1

Colonel Wilson Patten has joined the Government as Chan- cellor

of the Duchy of Lancaster. This is a great gain for the Government. Colonel Wilson Patten is a perfect type of the respectable, business Conservative, of judicious mind, and has the highest virtues of the parliamentary committeeman. Colonel Patten will almost restore as much respectability to the Govern- ment as it lost when Lord Carnarvon, Lord Cranborne, and General Peel retired.