24 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 3

Mr. Hughes seems to have taken up his position as

a metro- politan member with considerable success. He wants to secure compensation to poor tenants evicted by the railways, and by dint of opposing every company which refuses he has carried his point and is to be supported by Colonel Wilson Patten in adding his .clause as an addition to standing orders. We trust he will next turn his attention to the claims of yearly tenants. Thousands of yearly tenants really hold tenancies for ever, yet because they have no leases they are refused by these omnivorous companies a _shilling of compensation. One of them at this moment wants to get a right of " underpinning" houses without buying them—just -equivalent to a right to keep a powder magazine in your cellar.