The New Zealand Spectator and Cook’s Strait Guardian, Wednesday, March 19, 1862
There is no political news of any kind. The death of the Prince Consort of England had produced a profound effect, and the court will go into mourning for a month. The state of the health of the Crown Princess compelled her to abandon her intention of accompanying the Crown Prince to England on the mournful occasion of the funeral. The elections in Berlin and in the provinces are very satisfactory to the liberal cause. In these elections the old feudal party has lost all its leading men. The elections throughout the provinces have been equally satisfactory to the party of progress. There have been many rumours of changes in the Ministry, but these have been officially contradicted by the Berlin Gazette of the 22nd.