5 SEPTEMBER 1885, Page 3

We regret to record a serious accident to Mr. Dillwyn,

M.P., which occurred after his inspection of his Volunteer regiment on Monday last. His horse, which was an unruly one, and is said to have had a sore mouth, was frightened by the brass-band, and after plunging and kicking violently, managed to throw him, though he is an experienced and very good horseman. No bones were broken, and it is hoped that there are no internal injuries; but the pain arising from the bruises is so severe, that the medical men in attendance cannot as yet speak with certainty as to the character of the injuries. Mr. Dillwyn has improved to some extent during the week ; but great anxiety is necessarily felt about him. His Radicalism is of so vigorous and manly a type that, advanced as it is, especially on the question of Disestablish- ment, it never sacrifices the bird in the hand for the two in the bush. During the last five years the Liberal Government had no sturdier supporter than Mr. Dillwyn, who was never drawn aside either by "fads," or by supposed grievances, into deserting a Government which ho honestly believed to be the most Liberal Administration then attainable. We want more of such men in the House of Commons, and we heartily trust that Mr. Dillwyn will sit in the new Parliament, with no abatement of the strength and energy for which, even at the age of seventy, he is still remarkable.