tht "f. L Evrstii!. .Qi. n r t/ r n LH (1 it t g J ¡ r ( .tW r n 1 U REGISTERED FOR TRANSMISSION ABROAD. Haverfordwest, July 2nd, 1886. THE Election which opened this week, as it has been forced upon the country quite need- lessly by the obstinate determination of Mr Gladstone to thrust his scheme of Irish Sepa- ration upon a bewildered and astonished country, so it will hold a place in English annals absolutely unique. We can do no better service than in calling to mind, in the shortest and simplest style the question upon which the Electors of the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs are now called to vote. This is the more necessary on account of the assiduous and persistent efforts of Mr Gladstone and his adherents to draw away attention from the real issue to be decided to a number of things personal or others which have no relevance to the real matter to be decided, although they formed the staple of that vast continent of talk of which Mr Gladstone was the creator during his late northern progress. Let us first say negatively what the question is not—so that the voters may not be befogged. It is not whether Lord Salisbury did or did not say in a certain speech which he delivered in St. James's Hall, London, two or three months ago, that his remedy for Irish discontent was twenty years' coercion." As a matter of fact, his Lordship said no such thing. But as far as the contest in which we are now engaged, it is not of the slightest consequence whether Lord Salisbury said it or not. Nor is the question whether Lord Randolph Churchill, in that address he wrote to the Electors of Paddington, which promises to have m Eng- lish literature as honourable and as abiding C, a place as the Letters of Junius, exercised a wise political discretion or exhibited what is called good taste," in exhausting there- sources of our honest Saxon speech in strip- ping and holding up to public scorn and exe- cration the vilest sham that has ever been attempted to be practised on the British public, before which pale the deceptions and the falsehoods of all modern demagogues and political quacks. Opinions may differ as to whether the fact of Mr Gladstone being 77 years old should be a mitigation or an aggra- vation of his offence in his present reckless policy, and whether the punishment admin- istered by Lord Randolph Churchill was too much or too little, but it does not affect the question in the slightest degree, and Lord Randolph's words, written or spoken, have nothing whatever to do with the issue the Electors have to decide. Nor yet is it the question whether Lord Carnarvon on the part of the Tory Government opened a negociation with Mr Parnell with the object of forming an alliance for the repeal of the Union as Mr Parnell asserted. It is indeed proved by the most conclusive evidence, that the Irish leader has uttered a string of falsehoods absolutely and totally baseless, & that he stands convicted of a most audacious attempt at fraud in his charges against the late Cabinet may be an interesting fact, but it has nothing whatever to do with the question on which the nation is called to pronounce. Nor is it of the least importance whether or not. Mr Gladstone caused to be communicated to Lord Salisbury when he was Prime Minister, his readiness to aid him in carrying out a project of Home Rule. It is true that a document was sent to a gentleman connected with the Govern- ment, expxessing Mr Gladstone's desire to treat favourably a proposal for the settlement of the Irish difficulty, but it was perfectly vague, and might refer to coercion as much as to Home Rule. The only reply given to it was that any communication on the subject must be made in the House of Commons. The fact is that neither the Cabinet of Lord Salisbury or any member of it ever broached or even contemplated any scheme of any kind, but if they did it would not have the slightest bearing on the question awaiting the verdict of the country. Nor is it the question whether Mr Chamberlain some time ago pre- sented to the Cabinet of Mr Gladstone a scheme of Home Rule, True, it has been proved that he did no such thing and that which Mr Gladstone's statement was mis- leading and inexact. But if it were not so it would make no difference, and affect in no degree the question on which the electors of the United Kingdom are about to vote. These, and other things that we might specify, j have been pushed into prominence by Mr j Gladstone and his adherents, while they steadily refuse to enter into any consideration of the details of the proposition they have made, and decline meeting the difficulties and objections presented by pract:?al statesmen to the scheme. The matters ivolved in Mr Gladstone's Irish policy now submitted to the judgment of the Electorate are these two— (1) Shall the Legislative Union between Great Britain and Ireland effected 86 years ago be repealed ? And (2) Shall the taxpayers of Great Britain be burdened with a responsi- bility to the landowners of Ireland moderately estimated at £150,000,000, for the purchase of the soil of Ireland. With regard to the first, all thoughtful statesmen concur in the conviction that the repeal of the Union or the establishment of an independent Parliament with an independent Executive means the inevitable eventual separation of the country from Great Britain with all the consequences that it would involve. Against this proposal two-fifths of the Irish people resolutely and vehemently protest, and they say the Imperial Parliament has no constitutional right to transfer their allegiance to another, and to them a foreign Government. As Lord Salis- bury expressed it on Tuesday, "Y ou may rule them if you will, but you have no right to sell them. Nor will those Irish Protestants be sold. They will resist to the death the despotism that would separate them from England. Are the loyal people of England going to sanction such a crime as Mr Glad- stone thus contemplates, even without any consideration of their own interests ? But when this disruption scheme is looked at from the light of British interests the only wonder is that any man with the feelings of an En- glishman and with any pretensions to being a Statesman could give a moment's heed to the wild and reckless project which has got no better definition than that which Mr Gladstone in his saner moments has given it, as leading through rapine to the disintegra- tion of the Empire." With regard to the second—the payment to the Irish landlords,— the commonest principle of justice demands that if the contemplated revolution be carried out, the owners of the soil should be protected from the confiscation that would inevitably overtake them. This is the moment for the taxpayers of this country by their verdict at the present election to declare resolutely that it shall not be. This is the plain issue on which the electors have to de- cide. It is one it will be seen that has no- thing to do with party, and in which Liberals and Conservatives have precisely the same in- terest as Englishmen. The more the question is discussed, and the better it is understood, the mace clearly is perceived the tremem- •r.s consequences that are involved and the uiore will be the effort to secure the return <Jf%u^mbers to the House of Commons r Gladstone's policy. The crisis. /4s inej-jp bas never before arisen in the fs count,IT, and upon the ..the Gladstone-Parnell con- It the polls will depend the jspenty—perhaps the ex- Empire. The electors *lproughs are doing their w" rhe, yart in t £ i <
Dxstffl^fcg or BA3TABi>f.. a v ?>hire yesterday, (before -A-J •I. Thomas Jones, &n <- Langum, was committer "for disobeying the crd«i" ■ -Him to contribute to the -jg child of Ann GrifiBt father, n 16B. PRESENTATION TO THE REV. C. D. CHANDLER.- The Cambridge Chronicle' of the 18th ult., contains an interesting account of the presentation by ths parishioners of Waterbeach of a testimonial to th& Rev. C. D. Chandler, (formerly rector of Narberth,) as a mark of their high esteem and gratitude for his good work during thirteen years as their Vicar. The testimonial consisted of a beautifully finished Camden societys pattern a service of silver plate, for the admin' istration of Holy Communion to the sick enclosed in a perfectly fitted morrocco travelling bag, with altar slab and space for surplice and fair linen cloth. On the same occasion an elaborate carriage clock wa.s presented to Mrs Chandler, a gold braclet to Miss Chandler, and to Miss Annie Chandler an elaborate gold bracelet. A beautifully illuminated vellum scroll on which were written the names of the sub, scribers to the memorials, was also presented to Rev. C. D. Chandler. The Rev. Gentleman has removed from Waterbeach to a smaller sphere of duty in conse' quence of the state of his health. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held in the Shire Hall yesterday before the Mayor, (Mr S. Green,) Mr J. W. Phillips, Mr G. L. Owen, and Mr J. Thomas.—Before the proceedings commenced, reference was made to the loss which the magistrates had sustained in the death of their late clerk, Mr W. V. James, and it was resolved to present an address of condolence to Mrs Vaughan James and her family. Owing to the pressure on our space, we are obliged to defer our detailed report of the proceedings until next week. —- Bartholomew Welton was tined 5s. with costs for allowing two animals to stray on the I-ortfield Recreation Ground. -Thomas Llewellin was summoned by the Haver- fordwest Board of Guardian for neglecting to main- tain his wife. The case was adjourned for a month, to make further enquiries as to the defendant's means. -Martha. Eynon pleaded guilty to the charge of assaulting Ellen Codd. The complainant said that she heard the defendant speak disrespectfully of her, and when she spoke to her about it, defendant struck her violently in the face. The defendant said that the complainant called her a liar, using strong lan- guage towards her, and on her repeating it, she knocked her in the face. The Bench fined the de- fendant 6d., with costs, amounting altogether to 8s. 6d.
HAVERFORDWEST GRAMMAR SCHOOL. A special meeting of the Governors was held at the Council Chamber on Wednesday last at 3 p.m., for the appointment of an Examiner, &c. There were present :-Capt. Higgon, Vice-Chairman, in the chair; Capt. Philipps, Mr Geo. Leader Owen, Mr Thomas Baker, sen., Mr R. T. P. Williams, Mr C. E. G. Philipps, Lord Lieutenant. THE LATE MR WM. VAUGHAN JAMES. The Chairman said that since their last meet* ing their number had been reduced, he very much regretted to say, by the death of their esteemed friend Mr Wm. V. James, one of the co'opta' tive governors of the foundation. He need not remark that they all deeply lamented his loss, as he rendered good service at this Board as well as to several other public charities with which he was connected as a trustee. He thought the meeting would wish to record on their minutes a resolution expressive of their sympathy with his family. He then moved a resolution to the following effect, which was unanimously passed: -Resolved i hat the Governors of the Free Grammar School desire to express their deep sense of the loss they have sustained by the death of their colleague Mr Wm. Vaughan James and their sincere and heartfelt sympathy with his family in their bereavement; and that a copy of this resolution be sent to Mrs Wm. Vaughan James. APPOINTMENT OF AN EXAMINER. The Clerk (Mr Henry Davies) said that under the direction of the Chairman he had put him- self in communication with Dr Harper, the Prin- cipal of Jesus College, Oxford, asking him to be good enough to suggest the names of gentlemen competent to undertake the Office of Examiner of the school for the present year, which he had kindly done he had likewise written to the gentlemen named by Dr Harper enquiring whether they would be free to accept the en- gagement if selected by the Governors, and had received replies from each of them. In many cases previous engagements prevented them from undertaking the duty. At length the Governors selected the Rev. Reginald Broughton, M.A., of Shoewall Vicarage, Newport, Isle of Wight, and late Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, for the office of examiner. The exami- nation to be held in the last week of July. PRIZES. The sum of XS was authorised to ba expended in book prizes. ENLARGEMENT OF SCHOOL PREMISES. The Clerk produced and read further corres- pondence with the Charity Commissioners on this subject, and also amended plans of the in- creased accommodation prepared by Mr D. E. Thomas, architect. He mentioned that he was waiting an answer from the Trustees of Mil- ward's Charity. An impromptu meeting [of the Governors was held on Thursday morning at 12.30. There were present Mr J. W. Phillips, Chairman Mr Stephen Green, Mlayor; MrG. L. Owen, Mr R. T. P. Williams, Mr Thomas Baker, sen. The Head Master, Mr Hutchings, attended and reported that there had been an outbreak of several cases of measles in the school within the last couple of days, and Dr Bennett had strongly recommended that the school should be closed for the present. He wished to be advised by the Governors what action to take under the circumstances. He was accompanied by Dr Wilson, the partner of Dr Bennett, who on be- ing questioned by the Governors also expressed his opinion that for the protection of the school it had better be closed. He said this epidemic was very prevalent in the town, and it would not be safe for the scholars to mix with out- siders. Mr Hutchings, in answer to the Chairman, said the two cases of boarders in the House were completely isolated. After some discussion on the subject, it was decided to close the school from that day, and to re-open it on about the 1st September next, (being a fortnight earlier than the usual period), and that the examination be postponed until Christmas next.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH. The north aisle of this church was reopened after restoration, on Tuesday last by special services which were held in the morning and evening. The aisle has been restored at a cost of about il,600 the first contract was for £ 1,200, but on the roof being removed, it was found that the timber had completely decayed, and an alteration in the arrangements was necessitated, by which the expenditure was in- creased by £ 400. The roof has been perfectly restored it is pannelled and moulded, and the old carvings have been replaced in the new work wherever it was possible to do so. Great care has been taken to preserve all that was worth preserving, and the work in every respect has been most satisfactorily accomplished. The windows have been regkized with cathe- dral glass, and the mouldings and tracings; thoroughly repaired: in one or two instances itJ was necessary to entirely renew the stone work of the window. The aisle has not been pewed it is, thanks to the generosity of a liberal churchman, provided with chairs, which will remain until further progress is made with the general restoration. The restoration of the aisle forms part ot a complete design, the execution of which will probably cost about JB5000. The service in the morning was intoned by the Vicar (the Rev. C. F. Harrison), the first lesson was read by the Ven. Archdeacon Edmondes and the second lesson by Dean Allen. An able sermon was preached by the Bishop of Llandaff, who selected for his text.- Arise, 0 Lord, into thy resting place; thou, and the ark of thy strength,' exxxii Psalm 8. A large number of clergymen were present, and the Church was filled to overflowing. A luncheon took place at the Masonic Hall at two o'clock, which was attended by a large company. The tables were liberally supplied with good things, and the Hall was tastefully decorated. The Vicar of St. Mary's (the Rev. C. F. Harrison) presided on his left were the Bishop of Llandaff, Mr Philipps, of Picton Castle, and Dean Allen. The Chairman said the first toast he had to propose was one which has always received with very great heartiness by all loyal Churchmen and citizens. It was that of the Church and Queen. The Church and Throne had for a long time gone or, side by side, and they all hoped and believed that they Wuuid con- tinue to do so, and that the Church would continue to act as she had done in the past as the bulwark of the state. (Hear, hear ) At the present time their attention was more especially called to Her most gracious Majesty the Qu^cn, because this year she entered on the fiftieth vear of her reigu. (Hear, j hear.) It would seem from the accounts they had lately seen in the papers that her Majesty ".as in the enjoyment of very good health, and able to get about; and do much good. They all hoped she would be oared for many years to "come to ocaupy that throne l go well for the last fifty y^ars, he tiusted the Church might Throne as it had durins -^e.) was one which that way the rcess of Wales ey like Her jftg good, and j to do j Mr Philipps, of Picton Castle, said he had been asked by the Chairman to propose the next toast, and he could assure them that he did so with the greatest pleasure. He had to propose the name of a lady and gentleman, and couple them-and he thought rather improperly-with the visitors. When he told them that he bad to propose the names of the Bishop of Lli.ui^f and Mrs Lewis, they would say that he could hardly with fairness couple them with visitors, for although tiiv Bishop of Llandaff was bishop of another diocese, yet they were very rr)ud to claim him still as a Pembrokeshire man, and exceedingly glad to know that at this present moment he was a Pembrokeshire landowner. (Applause.) He felt sure that in honouring the toast, they would do so great enthusiasm. They remembered the Bishop of Llandaff as the active and able rector of Lampeter Velfrey. They could remember him more recently as the very popular Archdeacon of the great Arch- deaconry of St. David's—(hear, hear)—and he would be long remembered not only by Pembrokeshire men, but by the Church at large as the energetic and hard- working Bishop of Llandaff. (Loud applause.) Few Bishops ever received the mitre more unwillingly -if he might so express himself—than the present Bishop of Llandaff, and there had been very few men who were less anxious to become a Bishop. But he thought they would all agree that few men who had received mitres ir the Welsh Church had worn it with greater dignity and with more advantage to the Church at large. (Applause.) He would say that the Bishop of Llandaff did not only work in his own diocese and in the keener sight of men, but he could assure them from his own experience that wherever good honest work was to be done for the Church of Wales, of whatever nature that work might be, whether in the committee room or in the council chamber, there they would find amongst the foremost the Bishop of Llandaff. (Applause.) He only need to add one word to what he said. andlthat was as to the Bishop's kindness in coming there and preaching a sermon in renovated St. Mary's Church. They were greatly indebted to him for the trouble he had taken, and he was sure they would all drink the toast with all honors and enthusiasm. He gave them the health of the Bishop of Llandaff and Mrs Lewis and also the other visitors. i (The toast was well received.] The Bishop of Llandaff, in'responding, said he could assure them that the way in which Mr Philipps had proposed the toast to them, and the manner in which they had received it, made it difficult for him to express his feelings of gratitude for their kindness. He might say that if it was a pleasure to them to see him there, he was quite sure that it was not greater than the pleasure he felt in being there, and that pleasure was greatly enhanced by the fact that his visit had been so timed as to enable him to be privileged to be present at the proceedings of that morning. Mr Philipps had alluded to his unwilling- ness to receive the Bishopric of Llandaff. He had no doubt that statement would be received with some amount of incredulity, for few men ever cried- Nolo episcopÚi, (Laughter.) But in his own case he believed it was strictly true. He did not suppose that any human being evei endured a week of more intense misery than he did in the week that elapsed between the offer of the bishopric to him and his ac- ceptance of it. He should say that he never would have accepted it but for another consideration that pressed upon him and induced him to regard it as a distinct call from God. After what he had gone through at other times, and believing that he had strong procf that the call came from God, he felt sure that He would make up for any weakness and insufficiency on his part. God had been gracious to him in enabling him to do the good he had done, although he went there feeling as helpless as a child, He had been in the diocese three years or a little more, and during that time he had been able in some degree through God to do some good. (Hear, hear.) ,,r He would give them some proofs of it He followed a great and holy man—a man of great organizing powers-a man wholly devoted to his work, and during his time something like half a million of money was expended in Church restoration in the diocese. At the end of his (the speaker's) first year of office there had been expended on Churches alone £ 55,000,—(applause)—and since that time there had been expended £ 50,000 more. (Applause.) In an- dition to that a fund had been raised mainly through his exertions, amounting to .£35,000; churches had been already commenced on grants from that fund which would involve an expenditure of jE60,000 more. (Applause.) If they were to put those figures 1 side by side with 500,000?. gathered together in fifty years, they would find that a considerable part of that sum had been given in something like the last three years. (Applause.) But church extension i was of various kinds. One branch was the building of churches another kind was the multiplication of the clergy, and there was another still more accept- able, which was the leading human beings into the church. There was present to his mind at that moment a parish in the diocese of Llandaff where there was 7,000 population, and 700 communicants. He had a parish in his eye, too, to which the clergy- man only went last October, and at that time the Church Mission House had the smaller congregation and the Baptist Chapel the larger. The change had been remarkable since that time now the church mission room had the larger congregation. He was confident that if they were earnest in their work, and did their duty honestly and with discretion and tact, they had only to wait patiently for an inflowing into the Church which would astonish them. (Applause.) He had greater opportunities of judging than many of them present. His own diocese comprised 750,000 souls of that number 450,000 had been gathered into it within the last fifty years. There were many changes. People saw that the clergy of the Church were doing their spiritual work earnestly and faith- fully, whilst the ministers of some other denomina- tions were doing political work with perhaps as great Z, energy. People were making their choice, and they were going to the side which brought them the truth and. honestly endeavoured to promote their true wel- fare. That was why a marvellous change was taking place, and thatlwas why helhad no misgivings as to the future welfare of the Church if her clergy did their duty. If there was one black spot now and again in the shape of an unworthy clergymen, an unwhole- some atmosphere would exist as long as that state of things continued. But instances of that kind were becoming rare, and he was able to speak of the clergy as a body of capable and self-denying men. (Hear, hear.) The reception they had given him reminded him of old times it was a sad moment to him when he left them, and although his departure was a sad one, he could tell them that the moment of his re- turn was a very happy one to him. He was deeply grateful to them, and he was pleased to think that his visit that day was in connection with one branch -and he would say one branch-of Church restora- tion. He prayed God to prosper the work. He should be glad to give his own sympathy a practical shape by making this proposition-that subscription be opened in that room for the purpose of prosecuting the work with still more vigour than had been pro- secuted in times past. He had to give much money, and a great deal to do in his own diocese, but he wished to give acme proof of his affection for the com- munity of his old archdeaconry. He would be glad to give 20l towards the completion of the work pro- viding that 20 brethren-ladies and gentlemen- would put their names down for a similar sum--not to be paid at once but as the work was completed. He commended his last observation to the attention of Mr de Winton. (Applause.) Mr C. E. G. Philipps, of Picton Castle, said he had not intended to make another speech, but his good friend the Vicar had induced him to get on his legs again to propose a toast, which the Vicar could not do, for he being one of the clergy of the diocese could not propose his own health. (Laughter.) He assured them it gave him very great pleasure to propose the health of the Bishop of the Diocese and clergy of St. David's. (Applause.) In the few words he had addressed to them, he had spoken of the Bishop of Llandaff: he would now speak to them not from the same intimate knowledge of the Bishop of St. David's, but this he did know that since he had the pleasure to come among them to reside one of the greatest works that had been accom- plished in the diocese was the bringing together the clergy and laity in the Diocesan Conferences. That movement had done a great deal of good, and enabled I many clergymen to see that the laity took a very strong interest, he might say equal interest, in the Church. This had taken place in the diocese under the episcopate of their beloved and respected Bishop, the Bishop of St. David's, (applause), and he was sure they would find no where a Bishop more devoted to the work of his diocese than Dr. Basil Jones. (Applause.) He was always seeking how best he could promote the great interests of this diocese which was a large one, and in point of area by far the largest diocese in the United Kingdom extending as it did from the confines of Breconshire down to St. David's. They would easily see that it was not a light task for a Bishop to preside over a diocese of that extent, but he would say justly of their Bishop that he was seen in every part of his diocese he was at one time in their own county, another time in Breconshire, and on another occasion near Swansea. In point of fact it seemed from the necessity of ex- pedition in those days that a Bishop should be an ubiquitous being. (Laughter.) Besides the Bishop he would ask them to drink the health of the Dean, Archdeacon, and Clergy who were pre- sent in that room. He was sure it was only necessary for him to mention the name of their deeply revered and respected Dean to rouse their warmest enthusiasm. (Applause). It had been said by a great authority, that the '11 men did live after them he would reverse the saying and put it that the good men did live after I them. H? felt sure that so long as the great Cathe' dral Church of at, David's stood—and it was likely stand for hundreds of years to come—the memory of Dean Alien would ever be borne in grate" ful remembrance. (Applause.) But it was not neces" sary for him to go through the list of good works j that had been accomplished or inaugurated by the clergy, archdeacon, and canons: they knew the | clergy haa the welfare of the Church at heart I and with very few exceptions did the utmost in the: power icr the souls of those committed to their care, ,Ifc ^aS gratifying to find that y. nr after year, as his friend the Bishop of Llandaff had said, the num. ber of unworthy clergymen was diminishing, and that if they looked round, taking the clergy as a whole, it must be said that they sought to do that! they could to discharge the duties of the great office which they held in the Church. (Hear, hear.) He asked then to drink the health of the Bishop and clergy of their diocese, and he had great pleasure in complin with the toast the names of the Wnerable j Dean Allen aad the Archdeacon of St. David's.! (Applause.) Dean Allen said it was most gratifying to have heard the claims of the clergy to their respect recog' nized in the way they had been by their friend Mr Philipps, but he could not pretend to take many of the handsome things he had said as applicable to himself. They must all feel glad to meet so many laymen and ladies on that most interesting occasion. There were several brethren standing some of whom at Ieastlwould-the Archdeacon would no doubt do so as his name had been specially mentioned-add their thanks to the unworthy words that had falltn from him. He would only say that he thanked them most heartily both on behalf of his numerous brethren and for himself, for the honour that had been done them. (Applause.) Ven. Archdeacon Edmondes also responded to the toast. Mr W. S. deWinton, in a very interesting speech in which he referred to the architectural beauties of St. Mary, and quoted the opinion! of Mr Bloxam and Mr Freeman on the character of the building, pro' posed the toast—'Prosperity to St. Mary's," coup- ling with it the names of Mr Rule Owen, the former vicar's warden, and Chairman ef the Restoration Committee, and Mr E. H. Ellis, one of the present' wardens. Mr Rule Owen and Mr E. H, Ellis ably responded The Chairman proposed the toast of the ladies. In doing so, he said that Mr Rule Owen had men' tioned that they were greatly indebted to the ladies for the help they had rendered to the work which they had celebrated that day. He might tell them that something like £1000 had been gathered by ladies in bazaars, and so on, and that the ladies not only of Haverfordwest, but of the County of Pern" broke helped him very nobly since he had been con- nected with St. Mary's Church. (Applause.) They were also greatly indebted to the ladies who had dor.e so much for their entertainment in that Hall that afternoon. The ladies had been very energetic in pro' viding the beautiful luncheon they had partaken of, and he thought they would not do their duty if they left the room without drinking the toast of the ladies, who had done so much work for the restoration of St. Mary's Church. He might tell them that the whole proceeds of the luncheon would be given to the restoration Fund. (Applause,) The toast was heartily pledged, and the meeting shortly afterwards separated. We should mention tha.t the contractor for the work of restoring the aisle was Mr W. Morgan, of Dew-street, who has given great satisfaction by the able manner in which he executed his contract. At the evening service, the sermon was preached by the Rev. Prebendary Gauntlett, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Swansea.
JOTTINGS. [FBOII OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] We are in the midst of an electoral contest to be decided within the next ten days, which would be very imperfectly described as the most important in which this country has been engaged during the present century. It is far more than that. It is such a contest as in the whole Parliamentary history of England has no parallel. The question mooted is one which affects not the improvement or altera- tion of our laws, but the vital constitution of the country-the very nature of the Govern- ment under which we live. # # Such a change as that which Mr Gladstone contemplates could not be accomplished in the United States without a revision of the consti- tution, which it would take some years to ac- complish, and which could only be achieved after opportunity had been offered for the fullest investigation and the most perfect de- liberation But under our system we have no such checks and safeguards, and we are liable to have the most sacred and the most valu- able institutions of the State altered or de- stroyed by the chance vote of an electorate who hastily pronounce judgment on ques- tions on which their decision is practically final and without appeal. # T # It is neeessary to make the issue to be de- cided at this election as simple and as clear as possible. It is not one at all of party poli- tics. It has nothing to do with the questions in dispute between Liberals and Conservatives. It is whether the Imperial Parliament shall or shall not be retained as the Government of the British Empire—whether the unity of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shall or shall not be preserved—whether the empire over which the Queen reigns shall or shall not be disintegrated and dismembered, Thus the present election whatever be its re- sult will stand out as one of the most impor- tant facts in the history of England, and suc- ceeding generations will bless or curse the outcome on which will be based the fortunes not only of the statesmen and politicians who are engaged in it, but of the country itself for all time to come. » While we write, no champion of the great cause of the Unity of the Empire has ap- peared before the Pembrokeshire Constitu- ency, and we are in doubt whether the anti- cipation that was so confidently expressed that such a champion would be forthcoming will be realised. Time is passing, and it would be very much to be regretted if Pembrokeshire, proverbial for her loyalty and her attachment to the institutions of the country, were not af- forded an opportunity of recording her opinion upon a question which perhaps, from a local point of view, more deeply concerns her than any part of Great Britain. The allies of Irish disaffection plundered the upper part of our county in 1797, and Pembrokeshire men should for their own safety as well as the protection of their common country, make it as difficult as possible for such an event to happen again. In the Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Boroughs the Unionists are up and doing, and the hearty reception which Admiral Mayne has met with justifies them in looking forward with confidence to a substantial vic- tory. It is the duty of all patriots of every party and of every class to lay aside their or- dinary political pursuits, as far as may be prac- ticable for them to do so, and for the little in- terval before the polling hour, to devote them- selves to turd and earnest work to secure the return of the Union candidate. Let the inter- ests of the Conservative party and the Liberal party be for the time entirely forgotten let the one object uppermost in the mind.of every patriot be to secure the return of the Unionist and the defeat of the Disruptlonlst Candidate, The advanced Radical section in the Pem- broke Boroughs have at last found a candidate, whose peculiar qualification is stated to be that an ancestor of his once saw Milford Haven, a fact which, it Is argued, makes him a better judge of its capabilities than an ad- miral of the British Navy. The Hadical champion is Mr Lewis Morris, the amiable poet, and the author of the Epic of Hades ■' an enthusiastic delegate has declared that as Dockyards, shipping, political nonconformity &c., must certainly exist in the abode of departed shades, the author of the famous epic is the man who must know most about them. We cannot congratulate the eloquent and melo- ïi 1 0 dious viersifier upon the last addition to his acquaintances. They may figure very appro- priately in a new poem as retainers of an infe- rior royalty, but as exponents of the wishes and feelings of the electors of the bovouo-hs they are most unreliable and usefess 'guides. He will no doubt have occasion to regret the step he has taken, but it is to be hoped that he has taken care to make the ardent politicians who so successfully interviewed him responsible for the pay- ment of the piper. The late honourable and upright member was condemned because he voted in accordance with the dictates of his conscience. Will any better treatment be ex- tended to Mr Lewis Morris by those who have formed a Star Chamber for their own selfish purposes and have such curious ideas regard- ing civil and religious liberty ? *0
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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEM- BROKE AND HAVERFORDWEST BOR- OUGHS. Admiral Mayne, the Unionist Candidate for the representation of the Pembroke Boroughs, addressed a large meeting at the Masonic Hall on Friday evening. The chair was taken by Mr Alderman Jno. James, and on the platform were many of the leading residents of the town. The hall was densely crowded, and many persons were unable to obtain admission. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said thai the meeting had assembled not as Liberals or Conservatives, but rather as Union- ists, who were in favour of the maintenance of the Empire in its integrity. Since the last elec- tion, Mr Gladstone bad brought in a bill for the Government of Ireland, by which it was pro- posed to give Ireland a statutory parliament in- dependent of the Imperial Parliament. It was generally known that the:history of Ireland for hundreds of years had been nothing but crime and disorder. They had had a parliament be- fore, but were unable to control themselves by it, and if they had not gained wisdom and knowledge to enable them to do so, the same scenes would be again enacted if they had a statutory parliament granted to them. (Hear, hear.) In addition to the Government of Ire- land Bill, Mr Gladstone had proposed a Land Purchase Bill, under which the British Govern- ment was to expend more than fifty millions in buying land for the Irish people. The first sum named was 200 millions, but this bad been after- wards reduced to fifty millions. Ireland at the present moment contributed seven millions to the Imperial taxation of the Kingdom it was pro- posed that they should still contribute JE4,000000, which would only leave £3,000,000 for their ex- penses of government. If that was so, how were the Irish people to repay the interest and principal of the 50 millions, which were to be ad- vanced out ot the ratepayers pockets of this country. (Hear, hear.) Some of the members of Mr Gladstone's own cabinet felt so strong an opposition to his schemes, that they left him, preferring without hesitation the interests of their country to the profits and honor of office. The most eminent men of his supporters —the Marquis of Hartington, Sir Henry James, Mr Chamberlain and several other men of emi- nence, :were strongly opposed to Mr Gladstone's measures, which they believed were opposed to the true interests of the Kingdom. (Hear, hear.) They knew their member (Mr Allen) had voted in favour of the maintenance of the Union, (loud applause), and if he had offered himself for reelection he would have met with no opposition from the Conservatives-of the Boroughs. (Hear, hear.) The Radical portion thought they had the control of the Liberal party in their own hands, and urged Mr Allen to adopt a course, which he plainly said he could not follow. Rather than do so, Mr Allen had retired from the representation, and therefore the field was open again for their friend Admiral Mayne. (Applause.) Admiral Mayne would address them and lay before them his views on the im- portant questions now before the electors, and he (the Chairman) believed that they would be in accord with the majority of the electors of the boroughs. (Applause.) Admiral Mayne, on rising to address the meet- ing, was received with hearty cheering. He said that the Chairman had rightly mentioned two points with which he should like to com- mence his observations that evening the first was that although he was a Conservative and quite prepared when the day came to come down to the boroughs again and fight the Conserva- tive battle, yet at that election he had come be- fore them as a Unionist (loud applause), hoping and believing that he should obtain from all true Englishmen—from all who preferred their country to party, their support, although many of them would under ordinary eircumstancea have given their vote to a Liberal member. (Hear, hear.) He should like to make a remark or two on that part of the subject, because of questions which had been asked him a few days ago. He had been asked whether if a man! voted for him at this election, he would be re- garded as a pledged man who was expected to vote for him in any contest. His answer was certainly not. When they came back to the old lines, the voter should vote as his conscience dictated. On this occasion it was Union against Disunion. The flag that they fought under in this contest was the Union Jack of Old Eng- ( land. (Loud applause.) The other point to which he would refer was Mr Allen's retirement. He could assure them-politics apart-that no one was more sorry than he was for the way in which Mr Allen had been treated. He saw Mr Allen in London before he came down imme- diately after the vote had been taken. Of course he could not say at once to him without consult- ing those who had supported him in the boroughs exactly what course would be taken by the Con- servative party, but he believed he gave him to understand what would be, in all probability, the line of action. (Hear, hear.) At any rate before he left his home to come down to the boroughs he had in accordance with the promise Mr Allen gave him, a iiote telling him that he (Mr Allen) had resigned. Although he could not say to Mr Allen, until he had consulted his supporters, that he would actually vote for him, his supporters knew that the Conservative party would not contest the boroughs against a Unionist candidate. (Applause.) He wished to be per- fectly clearon that point, because he had no doubt that many persons would try to make some capital out of Mr Allen's resignation. Therefore he wished them to understand that Mr Allen had written to him that he had resigned, and he had tha letter in his pocket before he left London to come down to the boroughs. (Applause.) He was, therefore, before them as a Unionist can- didate, and he need hardly say that every can- didate for pailiRment this time confined himself entirely to tlie one question which was before the electors-Mr Gladstone's Home Rule and Land Purchase Bill. He would endeavour to show them that the bills were inseparable, and the question before the country was really-for or against the two bills. He should like them to bear in mind that as Englishmen they had some important points to consider in connection with the measures. He observed that Mr Glad- stone and his followers were trying to make out that the bill need not necessarily lead to separ- ation, but many eminent statesmen held a differ- ent opinion. It was not a question with them whether it might or might not lead to it, but whether as Englishmen. they were prepared to vote for any measure by which they would run the slightest chance of imperilling the Union. It was not enough to be told that a man might jump off London Bridge without breakingliis neck, but one did not attempt it because it was believed there was considerable risk in doing so. Although somebody might tell them that an ex- pert might possibly do it, yet they said—' No thank you I would rather not run the risk." (Laughter.) That was the position they were placed in at that moment: they said they de- clined to argue whether it was possible or not that bills might result in disunion, they said they would run no possible chanqg of disunion. (Ap- plause.) He should like to point out that this was an entirely new departure for Mr Gladstone whatever he might say to the contrary. At the last election which took place only seven months ago, in all the addresses made to the electors, not & word was said about auy such proposition. The Prime Minister had lately tried to rake up a few instances of something be said which might have led somebody to think that he had it in his mind the possibility or even the probability of doing something which he did not mention. (Laughter.) He was perfectly aware that was a perfectly clear statement for a Gladstonian ono—(loud laughter)—but it did not commend itself "with any great distinction to the minds of ordinary people. (Laughter.) One of the few men who had adhered to the Prime Minister on this question was Lord Granville, and he had endeavoured in a speech at Manchester with considerable trouble to make out that the idea was not a new one. But while Lord Granville made that statement at Manchester, Mr Trevel- yan an ex-Cabinet minister, was speaking at Galashiels, and he distinctly stated that there was no foreshadowing of such a measure in the cabinet. (Hear, hear.) He wished to point out to them that those who voted against the bills must not be classed as enemies to Ireland. He had told them when he was before them last November that he and his family were Irish, and no one would if it was in his power do more for Ireland. (Hear, hear.) He was strongly in favour of the fullest justice to Ireland his objection to the bills was the objection en- tertamed by far more eminent people—that such a bill would be most injurious to Ireland. (Ap- j plause.) They ha-i a number ot speeches de- livered, but no one 1 ;d put the objection to the measure more strwo^Iy than Mr Bright. He dared say that many of them bad read the ad- diess of Mr Bright in which he said that his very love for Ireland, North and South, pre- vented him voting for Mr Gladstone's bill. Men like the Duke of Argyll, and the Duke of West- minster had opposed the policy of Mr Gladstone, and surely if men of that class had left their party with which they had been so long con- nectc-d, there must have been overwhelming reasons to induce them to do so. He had quoted Mr Bright who had been extremely explicit in the statement of his views, and there were other quotations he might make from the declarations of English statesmen. He bad referred to them because it showad what their views were, and that the Unionists are not open to the accusa- j tion of unfairness which had been made in the | past and no doubt would be again made by the Radicals when they had found a candidate. (Laughter.) He heard they were with great vigour sweeping all England to get a suitable candidate. (Renewed laughter.) They had got to Cornwall, and were he believed at the North of England yesterday. (Laughter.) No doubt when they got their candidate the statements that had been made by the Unionists would be described as Conserva- tive stories. (Laughter.) The references he had made were to statements of Liberal members. Mr Bright said—' My sympathy with Ireland North and South, compels me to condemn the proposed legislation. I believe the United Par- liament can be and will be more just to all classes in Ireland than any Parliament that can meet in Dublin under the provisions of Mr Glad- stone's Bill.' (Applause.) Then Mr Bright went on to say words which he (Admiral Mayne) believed to be literally true. Mr Bright said— If Mr Gladstone's great authority were with- drawn from those bills I doubt if twenty mem- bers outside the Irish party in the House of Commons would support them. (Applause.) The more I consider them the more I lament that they have been offered to the Parliament of the country.' (Applause.) That was what was said by Mr Bright—one of those men who are, not peers nor of great family, and one who had done more good in his life time for the working classes of England than any member of parlia- ment alive that day. (Hear, hear.) He should like to quote from Mr Bright's address a state- ment which was of great importance. Mr Bright said :—' To have two legislative assemblies in the United Kingdom would in my opinion be an intolerable mischief, and I think no reasonable man can wish for two within the limits of the present United Kingdom who does not wish the United Kingdon to become two or more sections entirely separate from each other.' (Hear, hear.) Those were very strong expres- sions and they were uttered by an eminent Liberal who had long served his country. There were other statesmen who had made statements equally strong, in fact they were so numerous that it was difficult to know which to read. Mr Trevelyan had condemned the bills. He sup- posed even the Radicals would not call him any- thing but a Radical: he knew that Mr Trevel- yan's name was cheered heartily enough by a certain section of the electors when it was men- tioned at the last election. Mr Trevelyan dis- approved of the proposed Irish legislation be- cause he believed the existence of a separate parliament at Dublin would be dangerous to the safety of the United Kingdom. Mr George Trevelyan who was Secretary for Ireland, and consequently knew the country well, said that as far as law, order, and peace of the country was concerned there was no half way between entire separation and imperial control. They were asked to sacrifice all their friends and well' wishers, and then after years ot misrule and anarchy with a clear conscience raise an army to recon- quer tha Country. The suggestion that the country should be reconquered, as had been made in one of the Gladstonian manifestoes, was not one which any statesman ought to make. It showed that there was no real confidence on the part of Mr Gladstone in the efficacy of his proposals his measures were so hedged round with precautions of every kind that would be utterly unnecessary if he had any real confi- dence in the people. The real fact was that it was not the people of Ireland that applied for any such legislation. The people of Ireland If let alone would not apply for Home Rule at all. They knew at any rate that one-fourth of the people were most strenuously opposed to any- thing of the kind. The persons into whose hands it was proposed this power should be given were people who had not only been abused by Mr Gladstone, but had, he was bound to say, re- turned the abuse with interest. (Laughter). He could show them that not only did they abuse Mr Gladstone in past times, but had continued to do so. Mr Gladstone's proposals would hand over the government of Ireland to Mr Parnell, whom they had known as the head and front of the National League-to those people who had done untold misliief in Ireland for so many years. Even supposing Mr Parnell to be willing to carry out any agreement he made with Mr Gladstone, did they suppose that Mr Parnell would be permitted to remain the leader of the party who had put him in power ? (Hear, bear.) Mr Parnell was a paid patriot, and as he had said before in another place, he should be very happy to be a patriot at half the price. (Laugh- ter.) It had been often said but never contra- dicted that Mr Parnell had received a sum of £30,000 as a i eward for his patriotism. (Laugh- ter.) They did not suppose that men like that wanted peace in Ireland if they did, they would shut up their own business. (Laughter and hear, hear.) The moment peace and quietness obtained in Ireland, their occupation would be gone, and the funds which were beinf subscribed in America and elsewhere would drop instantly. (Laughter.) In the campaign of last year Mr Gladstone expressed himself in this fashion with regard to those worthy people to whom Ireland was to be handed over body and soul. In his first Midlothian speech Mr Glad- stone said—' Now, gentlemen, I tell you! seriously and solemnly, that though I believe the Liberal party to be honourable, patriotic, and trustworthy, in such a position as that it would not be safe for it to enter in the consider- ation of a measure in respect to which at the first step of its progress, it would be in the z, power of a party coming from Ireland to say, Unless you do this or unless you do that, we will turn you out to-morrow.' (Laughter.) That was the argument he used to get himself returned by an enormous majority, while at the same time those who went with him were tryino- to persuade the electors that if the Conserva- tives came into power Parnell would be Prime Minister of England. (Laughter.) Mr William Davies in one of his first speeches told the elec- tors that if they put the Conservatives into power, it would make Mr Parnell Prime Minis- ter. (Laughter.) Who was Prime Minister now ? It was not only Mr Gladstone, but Sir William Harcourt and other leading Liberals said the same thing. They all then abused as much as possible Mr Parnell and his party, and the language used was of the strongest possible character. Mr Gladstone had said that for nearly the first time in Christendom a small body of men had arisen who were not ashamed to preach the doctrine of public plunder. Mr Gladstone went on to say that—' Rapine is the first object, but rapine is not the only. object.' When he read that sentence, in order to be cer- tain of what was meant by it. he took the trouble to look into the dictionary for the definition of the word rapine,' and he found that rapine was the act of plundering by violence. Those gentlemen whom Mr Gladstone accused of plundering by violence were now to be the Ministers of Ireland. (Laughter.) But Mr Gladstone also said :—' It is perfectly true that these gentlemen wish to march through rapine to disintegration and diso-emberment of the Empire, and I am sorry to say even to the plac- ing of different parts of the Empire in direct hostility one with the other. That is the cause in which we are engaged. Our opponents are not the people of Ireland. We are endeavour- ing to relieve the people of Ireland from the weight of a tyrannical yoke.' Mr Gladstone did not now propose to free the people from the tyrannical yoke it was at the mercy of the National League and the Fenian League that it was now proposed to place Irelard. (Hear hear.) It was monstrous that a man having uttered the words he had quoted, should turn round and try to make the country believe that those men whom he so strongly denounced would become the quietest and lamb-like ruleis, and would be attached more closely to this country with the help of a parliament existing upon nothing a year paid quarterly. (Loud laughter and applause.) That was what it really came to. That was the position Ireland would be in after the ratepayers of this country had found the 60 millions, 100 millions, or 150 millions to which the Chairman had re- ferred. (Hear, hear.) There was another Minister, very mur.:h in size if not in ability, who followed Mr Gladstone on this occasion he referred to Sir William Harcourt, who had become pretty well-known in the House as one of the most blustering of its members. Sir William charged the Tories with an intimate alliance with men who openly avowed their object was the dismemberment of the Empire, and he asked whether it was possible the country was going to tolerate such a transac- tion. Sir William said that the Liberals must not be ill a hurry to turn out the Tories, but he (the Admiral) thought they were as soon as they got the chance. (Laughter.) Sir William said he would let them stow in the Parnellite juice. (Laughter.) "Stew in Parnellite juice" was not an elegant expression, but still it was possible. (Laughter.) Sir William said they were to do this, and the Tories would stink in the nostrils .of the country. (Laughter.) It struck him (the Admiral) that the bad odour now eu.rr.9 from another quarter. (Loud laughter.) Sir William said that they would be sent dis- credited and disgraced to the constituencies, and the nation would pronounce their pnal judgmeut: upon them. The men whom Sir William so freely denounced were the very men to whom he proposed to hand over the Government of Ireland. Mr Parnell was quite another man now, and Sir William Harcourt himself tried to prove that he had always believed something of the sort. It might be permitted to place alongside the opinion of Sir William Harcourt that of Mr Jesse Collings, who said that the Gladstone schemes must lead to separation, and there could be no question about it. Mr Collings went with all his might against the bill, which he declared clearly involved the separation aud .independence of Ireland. He might say in pass- ing that he considered Mr Collings a most ill- used man. The Government got into power through his aid but Mr Collings lost his seat in Parliament, and Mr Collings's bill and every one of the good things that were promised in the time of the last election were dropped alto- gether. (Laughter.) Instead of carrying out the promises of the election, a new mine was sprung, and all legislation for the benefit of the country was dropped. Where were the cows now ? (Laughter.) He had thought several times that if the country rejected Mr Gladstone and his government, the proper music to be played on the occasion would be the tune that the "old cow died of." (Laughter.) He might make a number of quotations, but the same vein ran through them all. Mr Gladstone told them that no amount of vituperation and abuse would lead him and the Liberals to join Mr Parnell, and that Mr Parnell might order every Irishmen to vote against Liberal candidates, but his action would have no effect upon the .policy of the Liberal party. That was the language used by Mr Gladsto le at the last election, and only the other day he saw it noticed that in the London (tistrict there still remained a placard with the words — "Be patriots vote for the Liberal candidates." (Laughter.) The same tune was played all through, and he asked them as sensible men whether Mr Gladstone and his followers had not utterly changed their policy ? They were the seceders from the Liberal policy, and not Lord Hartington, Mr Bright, Mr Jesse Collings, Mr Trevelyan and many other eminent Liberals, who were perfectly right in opposing his Irish bills. It was Mr Gladstone and the few second- rate men whom he had been able to form into a Cabinet, were the seceders, and not the trusted and well-tried servants of the.country who had refused to do his bidding. (Hear, hear.) He had said just now that so far as they were at present advised the bills were insepa- rable Mr Gladstone had lately tried to make out that one might be reconsidered, and the other might be dropped. In the House of Com- mons he said that he would not remodel the bill -that he might remodel one clause but never the whole bill. He certainly excused himself by saying the statement was made in the heat of debate,.bnt he still believed that the bills were inseparable. Now, what did it come to? Let them suppose that Mr Parnell wanted to carry out his promise which would be necessary to Eng- land, and to have found himself in a minority. He maintained—and he thought very few would dispute it—that if he attempted such a thing he would be very soon out of power. [A Voice No.] Perhaps the gentleman who said "no" would show him how it would be. In his opinion if Mr Parnell attempted to carry out the obligation; he would be put in a minority in the Irish house. Then Mr Parnell might say "I most solemnly made the promise, but I am in a minority." If he did not do that, he was not the able man he took him to be. Mr Parnell was an able man, and if he could get the bills, would take care that he was in a minority (Laughter). The idea was that 150 millions were to be paid to buy out the land- lords. The effect of that would be that the landlords would pocket the money, and go and live elsewhere. Certainly the effect would be to deprive Ireland of those who could and would spend money. Carriages, horses, packs of hounds, and those kind of establishments would disappear. He need not tell them that these things caused the circulation of a large amount of money. He saw a statement the other day that hounds had decreased within the last 10 years in Ireland, while in England, Scotland and Wales they bad increased very much. In addition to those drawbacks, there were some more important still: there would be a loss of crdit, upon which every financial trans- action must be based (Hear, hear). Perhaps the greatest boon conferred by the union on Ireland was the financial position which it gave her that position was shown by the fact that at that moment there was something like 400 millions of private capital in Ireland, and half of that on land and houses. Much of that capital had been lent by English Insurance Offices, and if Ireland had not England at her back, a great deal of that money would be withdrawn. The fact of the question having been raised had been hurtful to Irish trade, and many stocks had gone down considerably. People would Hot put money into Irish industries until they knew what form of Government was going to be set up. (Hear, hear). Nearly all the trade of Ireland now passed through England. The amount of porter, whisky, and linen actually shipped from Ireland to foreign parts was ex- tremely small, because, as many of them knew, the shipping trade of Ireland was small. The great bulk passed through England, and was carried all over the world by the shipping of this country. Certainly anything which made any difference in the connection between the two countries would be most disastrous to the trade of Ireland (Hear, hear). Any person who had gone over Ireland must be aware that a great quantity of the land was very poor, and would not keep a cat much less a iman, and what was the use of giving the people lar.d of that descrip- tion ? Their position would not be a cheerful one with Ja debt and interest to pay out of it. The Chairman had remarked that some three millions would be left to the Irish parliament to conduct the affairs of the country. With capital and industry withdrawn, with the impediments- they could not say to what extent-put on their foreign trade, Ireland would be expected to pay her tribute to this country. The result would be that dissatisfaction would be greater than it had ever been for centuries, and the change would probably have an ill effect upon the prospects of the working classes of this country. The diminished employment of labour in Ireland would bring hundreds of men over to this country to compete with the working classes for the comparatively small amount of employment which now uniortunately existed (Hear, hear.) He thought he had made it clear to them that the change would deprive Ireland of the only people who could employ labour and spend money, which was one of the worst re- sults that could come to pass (Hear, hear). He did not wish to go so far as some people had and say that Irishmen were hostile to this country. They must not forget that they had one-and-a-half millions of people who were begging and praying them not to drive them away (Loud applause). If they forced Ulster into a connection she did not want-and he con- fessed he had great doubt of their ever forcing her into it—(applause)—a civil war with all its horrors would occur before that tookplace-if they forced Ulster into such a connection, she would be the first to reject and repudiate the payment to England. He spoke as an Ulster man, and when he spoke just now about the Parnell Gov- ernment of Ireland as not being desirable, a voice said "No." He would tell them that it was mainly to Ulster they would have to look for payment of the money (Loud applause). It was only from Ulster that they would be able to get the bulk of the revenue to pay the interest on the loan. He would ask them, apart from the fact that Ulster would be greatly embar- rassed because of the money she would be re- quired to pay—apart irom the fact that she said England would not listen to her prayer and that her only crime was that she was 1mT'" 1 .mrl law-abiding in every respect,—would she not say she had been forced into a connection which she detested, and object to pay the penalty of being forced into it ? Would not Ulster say— No, thank you we never wanted to go into a separate Ireland we have been driven into a union we have no symyathy with, and object to pay for it." (Applause). If Mr Parnell got his Parliament in Dublin, the members would not be all on one side; they would be divided as they were in this country, and Ulster men would, if they wished to repudiate the payment of tribute, find a strong support at their backs (Applause.) The gallant Admiral pro- ceeded to refer to Grattan's parliament, and the statements made in reference to the conversa- tion between Mr Painell and Lord Carnarvon, and concluded by appealing to the electors to maintain the connection between Great Britain and Ireland, and urging them to so use their vote aud influence as would leave the United Kingdom to their children as it had been handed down to them by their forefathers—united still and to be united until the end of time (Loud ap- plause). Mr Rule Owen, in an able address, moved that "this meeting strongly protests against Mr Gladstone's bill for the government of Ireland, believing that it will lead to the disruption and dismemberment of the Empire, and pledges iuelf to support Admiral Mayne in the present contest." Mr W. S. de Winton, a Liberal Unionist, seconded the motion in a spirited address. The Chairman called upon Col. Esmonde