The election petition against the return of the Baron de
Ferrieres, the Liberal Member for Cheltenham, was withdrawn yesterday week, by the consent of the petitioners, on the ground that-there was no evidence for the petition, in which the Judges, Mr. Baron Pollock and Mr. Justice Hawkins, quite concurred. The Carrickfergus petition was on Monday also dismissed, and Mr. Greer (Conservative) declared duly elected. On Tuesday, Mr. Justice Lush delivered judgment in favour of the sitting Member for Harwich, Sir Henry Tyler (Conservative), and pro- nounced the petition frivolous. On the same day, Baron Pollock and Mr. Justice Hawkins unseated Mr. Ratcliff (Liberal), for Evesham. And on the same day the petition against the return of Mr. Orr Ewing (Conservative) for Dumbartonshire was withdrawn. On Wednesday, one of the Liberal Members for Gloucester (Mr. Robinson) was unseated for bribery by his agent, while the other Member (Mr. Monk) was declared duly elected. On Thursday, Mr. Dickson (Liberal) was unseated for Dungannon for bribery by his agent, by Baron Fitzgerald and Mr. Justice Barry,—so that hitherto the Liberals have suffered more from the petitions than the Conservatives.