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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE -RRONDDA. SELECTION OF A CANDIDATE. We understand that at a meeting of the Rhondda Liberal Three Hundred held at Salem Baptist Vestry, Porth, on Tuesday evening, a Liberal can- didate for the Rhondda Parliamentary Division was selected. The meeting was largely attended, Mr. Jenkins (Ystrad Fechan) being in the chair. After a preliminary resolution that the candidate finally obtaining the largest number of votes should have the unanimous invitation of the association, the Rev. Mr. Richards (Tonypandy) explained that at the Executive Committee held a fortnight ago six candidates were nominated. Two of those had since withdrawn, viz., Mr. Alfred Thomas, Cardiff, and Mr. Edward Davies, Llandinam. There had been a rumour that some of the remaining four had withdrawn or would do so. They had not done so, and as the names had been before the public for a fortnight the fair inference was that thev intended to stand if selected. (Applause.) They were Mr. W. Abraham (" Mabon "); Mr. Walter Morgan, Ponty- pridd Mr. Marchant Williams, London and Mr. Lewis Davis, Ferndale. Voting was then pro- ceeded with, the candidate with the least votes being struck off the meeting then voting again, until it lay betweep Mabon and Mr. Lewis Davis, Mabon having 51 votes, and Lewis Davis 143. Then Mr. Lewis Davis's name was put again, and unanimously accepted. A deputation, comprising local officials of the association and others, was appointed to wait upon Mr. Lewis Davis after the secretary has asked that gentleman to receive them. Votes of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. Mr. Lewis Davis is head of the firm of Messrs. D. Davis and Sons, Blaengwawr and Ferndale, and he is president of the Rhondda Liberal Association. Replying to a letter asking his views upon labour representation, in view of the forthcoming mass meeting of miners to be held in the Rhondda Valley on the 11th of May, the senior member for Glamorganshire, Mr. C. R. M. Talbot, Lord- Lieutenant of the county, writes:- House of Commons Library, April 15th, 1885. Dear Sir,âThe question you ask me is one on which I can give an opinion with great confidence in conse- quence of the very long experience I have had of many Parliaments since the year lSJO. You ask me whether, in the interests of the working classes, I think it desirable that a direct labour representative should be returned for the Rhondda Division of the county of Glamorgan. Certainly. I think such a member as could himself be competent to understand the various ques- tions connected with industrial undertakings would be the most likely one to represent, the feelings and opinions of his fellow workmen, and in the special case of the mining industry I do not think any other than a working man would be likely to do to, satisfactorily. I am of opinion that there has always hitherto been a great dearth of such members in the House of Commons, and that if a few really able men were elected the pro- ceedings in Parliament would be all the more likely to give satisfaction to the bulk of the labouring classes. We have plenty of employers of labour in the House, and many auiongst them who profess to have the interest of their men at heart; and we have also a large number who, from sentimental or philosophical motives, advocate the promotion of the welfare of the masses. But none of these men possess that intimate acquaintance with the peculiarities and specialities of mining operations whioh men who have themselves had experience as workers in the mine have acquired; and they are often led, in con- sequence, to legislate in what they believe to be the interests of their constituents, but in what really is to their injury. Hence it is that I believe the presence of real working men in t he House would be of vast advan- tage to the community at large and I should be very glad to hear that the electors in the new Rhondda Divi- sion entertained the same feeling, and were likely to send one of their own body to represent them.âYours, dear sir, very truly, C. R. M. TALBOT. At the request of the Rhondda Miners' Parlia- mentary Committee, Mr. W. Abraham (" Mabon ") wrote asking Sir Hussey Vivian, M.P., to attend the forthcoming mass .meeting of miners in the district. Sir Hussey Vivian, writing from 27, Bel- grave-square, London, on the 16th of April, says:â "I shall be very happy to attend the meeting on the 11th of May. As you infer, I am in favour of labour representatives. Of course, it is too deli- cate a matter for me to express any opinion as to who should be selected by the miners; but of one thing I am certain, and that is, that if their choice falls upon you, you would do credit to their selec- tion, and be an able representative of their inte- rests in the House of Commons." NOMINATION OF LIBERAL CANDIDATES. The Liberal Three Hundred for the Eastern Division of Glamorganshire mustered strongly at Pontypridd on Thursday at a meeting held at St. David's Hall, to nominate candidates for the Par- liamentary representation of the division. The chair was taken by Mr. T. Williams, Gwaelody- garth. There was considerable discussion upon the preliminaries, such as arrangements for nomination and final selection, ha. Ultimately, I it was decided that candidates should be nomi- Inated that day only, and that all nominated ) should be invited to address public meetings | throughout the division, and that the selection of i a candidate for the seat be made at the next meet- ing of the Three Hundred. The gentlemen nomi- nated were:âMr. Alfred Thomas, J.P., Cardiff; Mr. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., London Mr. George Griffiths, Cardiff; Mi. Lewis Morris, London Mr. T. Marchwnt Williams, London; Mr. Lewis Williams, Cardiff; and the Rev. A. Davies, Pont- lottyn. The chairman was also nominated, but he promptly declined with thanks. The next meet- ing is to be at Caerphilly seven weeks hence.

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