15 MAY 1886, Page 2

The other speeches of the evening, which included one of

Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett's diatribes, were not of great consequence, though Mr. Lewis, the Member for Derry, descanted with con- siderable force on the great advance in the material resources of Ireland which had -resulted from the Union, and dwelt on the fact that a recent return to the House of Commons showed that there had been 98,000 illiterate voters who had polled at the last Election, and who had, therefore, not polled under the protection of the bsllot.