12 DECEMBER 1885, Page 3

The Marquis of Queensberry,• who was expelled from amongst the

Representative Peers of Scotland in the last Parliament on account of his supposed atheism, took the opportunity of the election of the new Representative Peers in the Picture Gallery at Holyrood on Thursday to protest against that expulsion, and to say that he has never denied the existence of God ; that, on the contrary, he believes the creative power to be far above human apprehension, not below it ; and though he questions the personality, he does so only because the pronoun " he " seems as inapplicable to a creative power as