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GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL BYE-ELECTIONS.

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GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL BYE-ELECTIONS. SKETTY AND TIRDEUNAW DIVISIONS. The seat rendered vacant by the raising of Sir H. H. Vivian, Bart., to the Aldermanship is being contested. The chief candidate is Alderman Thomas Freeman, who has every appearance of being successful. In matters of this sort, however, friends must not neglect or relax effort. Mr. Freeman is indisputably one of the ablest, shrewdest and promptest public men in South Wales. He is alike ex- perienced in practical and in administrative affairs, and his return to the County Council would be a distinct gain to that body. In our advertising columns of to-day will be found the addresses of Mr. Robert Armine Morris, of West Cross, and Mr. Francis Richard Crawshay, Sketty Court, Sketty, who offer themselves for the seat on the Glamorgan County Council, rendered vacant by the elevation of Mr. John Powell to the aldermanic chair. Both gentlemen have found consider- able favour in the Sketty Division in putting forward their claims for the representation of so important a district, and there is every probability that the contest will be a keen one, and will be watched with deep interest throughout the county. Mr. R. Armine Morris is heir to one of the oldest leading families in the district; he has large personal interests in the place, and as a County Magistrate he ren- dered much valuable service in County affairs before the creation of the County Council. His intelligence and splendid business capabilities fit him in every way for the seat which he aspires to secure. Mr. Francis Richard Crawshay also belongs to an old and eminent family, and is thoroughly in favour of full powers being given to County Councils for the government of our own affairs. In politics he is a strong Liberal. Mr. Crawshay possesses high business aptitudes, and there is no doubt that he would make a good representative. We commend the perusal of these gentlemen's addresses to the Sketty Division voters. A public meeting was held at the Bryn Chapel, Sketty, on Wednesday evening last, in connection with the County Council election for the Sketty Division. Mr. C. H. Perkins presided, and the meeting was addressed by Capt. F. R. Crawshay, Mr. R. A. Morris, Mr. Fred. Richards, and Mr. Philip Richard.- Capta.in Crawshay, in the course of his address, said that it was full time for Wales to move if she wanted to get anything for herself. We should get nothing if we sat idle and let English people take the lead. He would be very happy to answer any questions that might be put to him.-Mr. R. Armine Morris, who was enthusiastically received, said that he had come before them as a thoroughly independent candidate. (Applause). Referring to the question of allotment, he said he was in favour of the County Council having power to ac- quire land compulsorilyâ(applause)âand there should be some simple plan of registration in order to afford a cheap transfer of the land. He expressed his views with reference to the question of Leasehold Enfranchisement and Perpetual Lease. This was a matter, he said, which he bad always been in favour of, and he should like to see an Act of Parliament passed which would prohibit any landlords letting his land for any shorter term than in perpetuity. He was opposed to tithes, and said be would like to see the Act of 1891 done away with. (Applause.) He wan in favour of Home Rule for Wales, and he thought he County Councils ought to have the control of he Police. In conclusion, Mr. Morris said that he had lived amongst them for over twenty- two years. Addresses were also delivered by Mr. Fred. Richards, Mr. Philip Richard, and Captain Crawshay. It was moved by Mr. Philip Richard, and seconded by Mr. J. Corfield, that Mr. Robert Morris be selected as representative for the Sketty Division. Mr. Perkins put the proposition to the meeting, and after some interruption it was carried unanimously. A vote of thanks to the chairman, Mr. C. H. Perkins, proposed by Mr. R. A. Morris, and seconded by Captain F. R. Crawshay concluded the meeting.

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