7 OCTOBER 1882, Page 2

A most important deputation of Ulster Liberals waited on Mr.

Trevelyan at the Castle on Tuesday, to represent to him that the Land Act had been impaired by the appointment of Valuers to aid the Sub-Commissioners. Valuers lived by the landlords, they thought with the landlords, yet they were now allowed to give uncriticised evidence to the Sub•Commissions, " behind backs." Mr. Trevelyan made a conciliatory reply, declaring that the Government had full sympathy with the tenants, that the valuers were appointed to quicken the action of the Land Courts, and that there was no reason for believing that future decisions would be less satisfactory than the past. In one Court, twelve applications were made about farms whose collective rent was £425. The Sub-Commissioner valued the farms at £344, and the valuer at £340, and the rent was fixed at £350. There was no ground for apprehension, more especi- ally as it was well known that the County-Court Judges, who were always assisted by Court valuers, on the whole fixed rents lower than the Sub•Commissioners. The valuers, moreover, satis- fied the landlords, and thus diminished the most real of all the grievances, the great number of appeals, which the landlords could pay for much better than the tenants. The deputation were satisfied with the speech of the Secretary for Ireland, which was at once sympathetic and exhaustive, and pledged the Government, should a grievance be ultimately found to exist, to remedy it.