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WHAT THE NEW ROUSE OF COMMONS IS LIKE. THE RED HAIRED PARLIAMENT. Upon a big night, that which will strike the eye of the studious colourist in the complexion of the new House of Commons will be the very large number of red-haired members it contains. Macaulay would, I am sure, have sent it into history as the Red-haired Parliament. There is no mistake about the richness and the ripeness of the hue. It permits of no qualifying blends. The happy owners are utterly unable to plead even a strong blonde or a light carrot; or yet prate proudly of a descent from the Vikings, or derive a family origin in the breasts of Queen Boadicea. What they have to show is a distinct, unmistak- able, unblended,thoroughly honest, and unequivo- cally out-and-out brick top. The most startling example which the new House of Commons has to show sits, very appropriately, upon the Irish benches. This is veritably a beacon light. It might, indeed, be looked upon by Mr Gladstone as a happy augury, as implying the harbour light of Home Rule blazing in the distance. Nor does it, thanks to the generosity of nature, blaze alone. High tonsorial art has been drawn into operation with astounding and impressive results. Seen in the effulgent giare of this wonderful legislative binnacle lamp, the pale gold of Mr Justin M'Carthy's well stroked beard is dazzled into a sickly white, while the dark skin of Mr Timothy Healy passes into a blue shimmer. Upon the Tory benches may be seen no fewer than three bright polls, prophetic, no doubt, of better fortunes to the Unionist cause when next it is submitted to the crucible of tbe ballot-box. So, for the information of the historian of the future, the new Houee may be conveniently labelled the Red-haired Parlia- ment. Another feature of the new House of Com- mons that will kindle varying emotions in the breast of the enlightened investigator is the curious and rather alarming manner in which coincidence has repeated faces. Several of the men who made themselves terrors in the late House have been sent back in the faces of gentle- men who, it may be piously hoped, will keep their lineaments green, but nothing else. For instance, there is Mr F. Edwards, the new Gladstonian Member for Radnorshire, who repeats the late Mr Cunninghame Graham in his expression, as well as in the cut of the beard. This is sufficiently alarm- ing. Let us hope Mr Edwards may assimilate himself no nearer to his vanished prototype. Then there is a Mr Bodkin,who having smote the valiant last of the O'Kelly's hip and thigh, has taken up and will bear the fardels of North Roscommon. Mr Bodkin bears an appalling resemblance to the affable Chief Ministerial Whip. Not, of course, that the House as-a whole could possibly complain, upon social and personal grounds, of having Mr Akers-Douglas multiplied. It is at present too early to speak with un- challengeable accuracy of the intellectual scaling- weight, or the claims to eloquence, of the new House. But to the unaided eye it appears to be a House of average good looks, senatorial attire, and gentlemanly deportment. Some of the new mem. bers are very nice-looking, and, of course ex- cellently dressed. This is particularly the case with the military recruits. The Universities, beginning too, with Eton and Harrow, have sent two more men to Westminster—viz., 245-than they mustered in 1886-viz., 243. It is again a. lawyers' Parliament, as more than a sixth of the Commons belong to the Bar, though a large pro- portion are briefless, and may turn out to be brainless as weU. The joumalist register haa gone up to 40, while the army is represented by 42 members, and the navy has sunk to two—Admiral Field and Commander Bethell. The new members seem to be greatly charmed with their quarters, and the manner in which they forage for curiosities, and gaze upon them and peer into lobbies, and ask questions about the dining-rooms, and skid up and down the terrace, or try to engage Mr Chamberlain, Mr Balfour, Mr Labouchere, and Lord Randolph Churchill in conversation, is pleasing to the palate, and must also be very flattering to those eminent men themselves. In the Upper Bouse there is, of course, no change, and the debate which opened on Tuesday upon the vote of No confidence" shows Ministers in each Chamber precisely as they were before the dissolution. Mr Balfour, for one, seems to have found the late campaign conducive to his health; and in the face of Lecd Salisbury there Is little of a broken heart to be sees.