5 DECEMBER 1885, Page 1

In Ireland there can hardly be one Liberal Member. Cer-

tainly, he has not yet been elected. The Liberal, Mr. Dickson, was defeated in Mid-Antrim by a Conservative, Mr. O'Neill. The Liberal, Mr. Walker, was defeated in the Northern division of Londonderry by a Conservative, Mr. Mulholland. In North Down the Liberal, Mr. J. S. Brown, was defeated by a Conser- vative, Colonel Waring. In the great majority of the con- stituencies, the Parnellite candidates are returned, not merely by large majorities, but by majorities so immense as to carry the effect of virtual unanimity. The party which struck down the Church of the conquering minority, and which passed both the Land Acts, has been proscribed by Mr. Parnell, and consequently it has become the universal Irish creed that the • Liberals have no other object in Ireland than to hang its people without law and to silence its representatives without justice. In Scotland, fifty-five Members had been returned yesterday, of whom only seven were Conservatives,—namely, those for Kil- marnock Boroughs (where two Liberals went to the poll), for Kircndbrightshire, for Buteshire, for Wigtownshire, for Renfrew- shire, for Dumbartonshire, and for the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen. In Haddingtonshire, the new franchise has com- pletely broken the Earl of Viremyss's power. Lord Moho polled only 1,945 votes against 3,473 given to Mr. Haldane. In Glasgow all the seven Members returned are Liberals. The Tories appear to be persuaded that the Welsh constituencies have already fallen away from Liberalism. Of this the only proof is that two Tory Members have been returned,—namely, for the Mont- gomery Boroughs and the Denbigh Boroughs. But even in the last Parliament Wales returned two Conservatives. Perhaps the Times supposes. Monmouthshire to be in Wales, a common blunder. Yet, even in Monmouthshire the Liberals have gained ground as compared with the last Parliament.