21 APRIL 1866, Page 1

The Cambridge Committee have decided that the election of Mr.

Forsyth, Q.C., is void, as he holds the appointment of Standing Counsel to the East India Department, which is now what it was not before 1860, a place " of profit under the Crown." Mr. Torrens, his opponent, is contesting the borough again with Mr. Gorst, of New Zealand reputation. The Con- servatives thus lose a vote at a critical moment, but then the Liberals have lost Helstone, where somebody treated Mr. Young's partizans, and two seats at Nottingham against one at Bridge- water. The Liberals have as yet lost five votes in committee to two lost by their opponents, the fact being that a Tory intimi- dates where a Liberal bribes, and bribery can be proved, while intimidation cannot.