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CARNARVON BOROUGHS. The executive of the Liberal Associ- ation on Tuesday last selected Mr Love Jones-Parry as their candidate for the vacancy in the boroughs. It is hardly necessary to say that the selection will meet with the general assent of Carnarvonshire Liberals. Mr Jones-Parry is a sound politician he has had an eventful experience of parliamentary life; he lives in our midst; speaks our language; is ac- quainted with our political require- ments and personally identified with our public interests. These are qualities which eminently fit him for the position which we hope to see him fulfil for the second time. And we should also remember that it was he who first severed the fetters which linked the political fortunes of Car- narvonshire to the Tory house of Penrhyn. Who, then, could have a more prominent claim to the represen- tation of the boroughs than Mr Jones- Parry? Certainly not .Mr Sorton- Parry, although he is possessed of sufficient egotism to think so. Mr Sorton-Parry may be everything that is estimable in the social sphere of life he may have been the deputy- lieutenant of a hundred counties for what we care, and may have more means and spare time at his disposal than the most ambitious of us could hope for-all this, and whatever else might be added to it in his favour, cannot purchase our sympathies, or persuade us into believing tnat he is the Baal whom we snould fall down in our political blindness and worship. Palmani qui tneriut ferat is the Roman aphorism; and we are afraid that the 1 palm in this case is slightly beyond I MrSorton Parry's most extended reach f Looking at the absolute hopeless- | 9 ness of the latter gentleman's candidature, therefore, we should like to know by what sense of honour he can be said to persist with it ? He protesses to be a loyal Welshmanâto have the interest of Liberalism and everything appertaining to it at heart, We do not think that sacrificing party interest for general ambition is the- essence of true Liberalism. It is the < reverse and if Mr Sorton-Parry fails- X tr; it he is ignorant of the funda- J mental p. les of the political faith t he pretends to champion. We have no j apprehension whatever that his candi- dature will imperil even to a degree Mr Jones-Parry's chances of success. j He may poll fifty votes-he may poll less-but we venture to predict that the number will not be greater. "Better be first in a little Iberian village than be second in Rome," saysl Caesar, but Mr: Sorton-Parry has a philosophy of his own on this point. In a circular which he has addressed to the Liberal electors he asserts his claim to the seat on the ground that he retired from the contest in 1880 fully relying on the assurances then given and statements made, that he would receive the unanimous support of the Liberal electors and theBoroughs Liberal Association in the event ot his coming forward on the next vacancy occurring. Mr Darbishire, the chair- man of the Association, -.gives this the' most unqualified denial, and, replying to Mr Sorton-Parry's circular, says, What you have stated is an absolute' and unmitigated falsehood, and no promise or understanding was evet entered into by the Liberal Associa- tion, by any deputation from them, of by me, to the effect that you allege." This sounds clear enough, and as we have no reason to doubt Mr Darbishire's emphatic contradiction the inherent weakness of the claims set forth by Mr Sorton- Parry is only too apparent. He, however, does 1 not like to be accused of having told | an "unmitigated falsehood," and he f has threatened to institute criminal proceedings against Mr Darbishire, ourselves, and, we believe, a Liverpool paper, for having published and circulated so gross a calumny on his character. In the meantime the Conservatives have failed to secure a candidate to champion their cause they evidently look upon chances of success from a. chimerical point of view and as even Conservatives are only human, it is not to be expected of them that they should take up the sword and fight & j battle already virtually decided. Ot j course, Tory writers, smarting under the sense of ignominious surrender, r are hurling the paper bullets of theif brain right and left at the Liberal | ranks they say there are dissensionS in their midst both at Bangor and Conway owing to Mr Jones-Parry being too indefinite in his views in his J speech on Tuesday night, particularly in regard to the Cloture and the Parliamentary oath. Mr Jones-Parry was not indefinite. He said the Cloture was a good thing to act upon; but he objected to it because it would interfere with the freedom of speech of which they so much prided themselves; and alluding to Mr Bradlaugh he said he considered it his duty to obstruct an avowed atheist from taking the oath, but if an affirmation bill were introduce he would support it. What could be more rational than this ? But we can almost afford to treat Tory criticism with quiet indiiierence. The Liberals of Carnarvonshire were-nevef more firmly united than they are at the present moment, and on the morn" I ing of the 28th it will found be that th eir one enthusiastic cry will be- JONES-PARRY FOR EVER!"

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