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THE NEW FLINTSHIRE MAGISTRATES.…

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THE NEW FLINTSHIRE MAGIS- TRATES. A waiter in the Wrexham Advertiser for the 7th instant, says So far as I know, nothing is to be said against the appointment as Magistrates, of the gentlemen who qualified at the Quarter Sessions on Tuesday last. The one id a brewer, and an ex- dissenter and Liberal, and the other is ;> son of his father. But the appointment of Messrs Price and Henry only increases the wonder that men of equal social position, greater wealth, greater experience, greater form of character, better education, and tenfold their influence, are systematically excluded. There is something wrong somewhere. The dis- senters say it is in the narrow prejudices of the Lord Lieutenant. The Lord Lieutenant thinks it is in the religion and politics of the' excluded. Which is right ? It is said that a premium is laid on "ntting" I in the county of Flint of late years, and several gentlemen a names are publicly mentioned as in- stances of the fact. The one is a man of years, highly respected, occupying a responsible position, and who ought to have been on the roll of magis- trates years ago. But he was a Liberal. By some means he grew cold, and retired to no man's land for a while. He was nominated a magistrate, and then came out in a fortnight a full-fledged Conserv- ative. The other is a man of exceeding good nature, whose conversion was bargained for in an office on the banks of the Dee. The thing is spoken of openly and boastfully by the principals, and we know they speak truth. One gentleman has been appointed for no other reason than that he acted as chairman of the district Conservative Committee at two elections. At least that is his only visible qualification. He is an alien and sti anger, and was made a magistrate before he qualified for a vote. It is wonderful how quickly some people get on, and equally wonderful how long others are kept off, and we are asked to respect the magistrate

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