23 FEBRUARY 1884, Page 2

Mr. Marriott, who voted with the Tories on Wednesday morn-

ing, has applied for the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, and a new writ for Brighton was moved for on Thursday. The Liberals of Brighton are putting forward Mr. Robert Romer, Q.C., and the Tories have adopted Mr. Marriott as their candidate. Let us hope, however, that there will be not a few Tories unwilling to vote for a Member who displayed his complete insincerity as a Liberal so soon after he had taken all the Liberal pledges, and who now makes no scruple of appealing avowedly for Tory support. A vote for Mr. Marriott would be a premium on ratting, not a defence of independence.