20 FEBRUARY 1875, Page 1

Mr. John Mitchell, who was convicted of felony for the

Irish rebellion of 1848, and who, when liberated on parole in Van Diemen's Land, gave up his parole under circumstances which he and his friends affirm to have given the Government there the full power to place hiln again in custody, while the officials of the colony assert that he never really put it within their power to re- arrest him, was elected on Tuesday for the County of Tipperary without opposition. He has just arrived in Ireland. He was here last year also, without being arrested. And it became, therefore, a nice question for the Government how to deal with the election of an escaped felon whom they have never attempted to molest when he was within their reach.