19 MAY 1866, Page 3

In Aberdeenshire the Liberals have had their first triumph, and

a great triumph it is. Mr. Fordyce was returned by a majority of no less than 1,087 over Sir J. Elphinstone, 2,173 voting for Mr. Fordyce, to 1,088 for Sir J. Elphinstone. Perhaps Liberals who are Liberals on epelesiastical subjects as well as on political, will see some reason to regret that Mr. Fordyce's popularity was greatly enhanced by his strong Free Church views.