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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. ELECTION OF ALDERMEN. The first meeting of this body was held yesterday in the Shire Hall. All the members, with the exception of Mr Jenkins, the repre- sentative of Henry's Moat Division, attended and qualified. On the proposition of Earl Cawdor, seconded by Mr Seccombe, Lord Kensington was unanimously requested to pre- side. Lord Kensington, having taken the chair, said:—I beg to thank you for the honour you have done me in putting me in the chair for to-day, because as you fully understand, I am in the chair only for to-day, as provisional chairman. The chairman of the county council will not be elected until the full council is elected, which will not take place for some little time after our present meeting. Our business to-day is to elect 16 aldermen, the proportion which is allowed us, to serve in this county council in addition to the 48 elected councillors. The mode of election will be'as follows:—every county councillor will have a form given him in ^.1.ViO urill ;4! n r»V»r\r\oaa fVio Tiomn» 1.11\.1.1..1. fTixx ffXXUCj .I..&. uu V/UUUCCU) tuw .uu,1,U1:/0 of the 16 gentlemen whom he wishes to be elected aldermen. He must not vote for more than that number, but he is at liberty to vote for a less number if he likes to do so. After filling up his paper he must deliver it per- sonally to me. It must be given to me with his own hand. Before proceeding to the election, I must ask, to avoid any chance of misconception, whether any member has omitted to carry out the requirements of the law, namely to make a declaration required of him on acceptance of office. It may be well perhaps that I should read over the names of the 48 councillors, and I will ask each one whether he has made the declaration. It may save any unpleasant consequences, because, speaking from memory, I believe there is a heavy penalty in the case of a person acting without having previously made a declara- tion. Lord Kensington also read a circular from the Local Government Board in reference to the authority to whomldedarations in relation to election expenses should be sent, and said that it would probably be sufficient if the returns were sent to the Clerk of the Peace of the Provisional Council. The Local Govern- ment Board were empowered to make an order in the matter, and he moved that the Deputy Clerk of the Peace should apply to the Local Government Board for an order authorizing returns to be made to the Deputy Clerk of the Peace, who was the provisional clerk of the council. Mr W. H. Walters seconded the motion, E which was carried. I Mr Lewis James: Ascertain councillor has k sent his returns to the Returning Officer • what is to be done in that case ? [ Lord Kensington: The Clerk will get that return from the Returning Officer. The names of all the elected councillors were then called out, and it was found that all pre- I sent had duly qualified. Mr H. G. Allen said that the Clerk of the Peace was Mr Jno. Owen, who would be the clerk of the County Council when fully ap- t pointed, and he would have power to act by r deputy. Mr George was the deputy clerk of the peace of the county, and they were all very glad to see him in his office there. But a doubt had arisen in his mind whether Mr George was properly in office at that moment, and in order to remove the possibility of any difficulty, he would propose that for the present Mr George should act as clerk of the Provisional Council. Mr Morgan Thomas seconded the motion, which was carried. The voting papers for the election of Alder' men were then given to the Councillors, who filled them up. The result of the voting was as follows ELECTED- Mr H. Allen 42 Iiord Remington 42 Mr Seccombe 32 Mr J. Bevan Bowen, Iilwyngwair 31 Mr Jno. Thomas, LI ether 30 Mr G. P. Brewer, Narberth. 29 Mr W. Gibbs, Hodgeston 29 Mr R. Thomas, Trsbover 29 Mr W.Evans,BIetherstoa. 28 Mr Ben. Rees, Granant 28 Mr H. Jno. Thomas, Lochturfin 28 Mr W. Watts Williams, St. David's 28 Mr W. Williams, Chemist, Haverford- west 27 Mr N. A. Roch, Tenby 24 Capt. Higgon 23 Sir Charles Philipps 22 NON-ELECTED, The numbers recorded for the non-elected were as follows Earl Cawdor 18 Mr G. L. Owen 17 Col. Leach, Corston 16 Col. Stokes, St. Botolphs 15 Mr C. Mathias 12 Mr Jno. Worthington 12 Mr W. Davies, M.P 10 Capt. Gower 9 Mr F. L. LI. Philipps 8 Sir Owen Sconrfield 7 Mr R. Carrow. 7 Mr H. S. Allen .(0. 6 Mr A.M. Evans 6 Mr Jeremiah Stephens 5 Mr Joseph ThomM. 4 Mr Griffiths, Penally Conrt 4 Col. F. P. Edwardea 3 Mr de Winton 2 Mr J. T. Fisher .h 2 Mr R. H. Buckby 2 Mr F. Lort Phillips 2 Mr J as Phillips, Honey borough House 2 Col, Saurin j Mr E. Vaughan, Fernhill 2 Mr J. V. Colby j Mr T. George, Henllys i Dr Havard 1 Dr Morison i Mr T. Llewellyn, Glanymor 1 Mr D. P. Williams, Penberry 1 MrR. T. P. Williams, Sol 1 Lord Kensington said the meeting had an- other duty to discharge, and that was to decide upon the eight elected aldermen who should re- tire in November, 1891. The decision would be taken by ballot. At the request of the Court, Mr Joseph Thomas and Mr R. T. p. Williams consented to act as scrutineers. Lord Kensington took charge of the ballot box while the votes were taken, and at the con- clusion of the voting handed the box to the scrutineers, who counted the votes. The Scrutineers made a written report of the results of the voting, stating that 41 members had voted, and gave the names of the aldermen who would go out of office in November, 1891. The following is the return of the names of the Aldermen who will retire in November 1891, with the number of votes recorded Mr W. Evans, Bletherston 37 Mr H. J. Thomas 29 Mr G. P. Brewer 27 Mr Ben. Rees 26 Mr W. E. Seccombe 24 Sir Charles Philipps 24 Mr Richard Thomaa 22 Mr W. Watts Williams 21 The following a.\dermen will hold office for six years Mr Williajja Williams 20 %Capt. Higgon 20 Mr Jno. Thomas, Llether 19 Mr W. Cribbs 18 Mr N. A. Roch 17 Mr J. Bevan Bowen 15 Mr H. G. Allen 3 Lord K ensington 1 .Lord Kensington said that the business of the meeting was cempleted. The members knew that they would have to meet again within a certain limited period. There was, however, great difficulty in fixing the day for the next meeting, as the Returning Officer would have to make arrangements for the elections in those electoral divisions whose representatives had that day been chosen aldermen. The elections would probably take place within three weeks, and he suggested that the meeting should em- power him to convene a meeting of the council at some date not morre than 14 days after the elections were completf }d. He moved that such authority be granted t< > him. Mr Walters seconde d the motion, which was adopted. To suit the convenie nee of members who re- sided in the upper pa rt of the county, it was arranged that the I tour of meeting should be 12 o'clock. The representatives i or the county divisions of Slebech and Martletwj r, Wiston, Carew, and St. [shmael's having beex i elected aldermen, elec- tions will take place) jn these districts. A vacancy also occurs in the representation of the aorough oi Pembroke through the election of the Mayor, Mr Seccombe, to the office of alder- man. [It is an open secret that the election of alder- men was conducted by the Liberal Organisation on party lines, and that a meeting preliminary to the assembly of the County Council was held at which the names of the gentlemen who should fill the office of aldermen were selected. We understand that the member for the County firmly refused to allow himself to be nomi- nated for an aldermanic seat, and for that reason none of the Liberal party placed his name on their lists. Ten votes were recorded for Mr Davies, and all these, with one exception, were from members of the Conservative party. The following is a list of those who polled for Mr Davies :-Mr Thomas James, Castle Square; Mr R. T. P. Williams, Solicitor; Sir Charles Philipps, Bart.; Dr. Stamper, Mr W. H. Wal- ters, Capt. Higgon, Mr Robert .George, Pem- broke; Mr J. T. Fisher, Sir Owen Scourfield, Bart., Mr Vickerman.—Mr Joseph Thomas, of Haverfordwest, also refused the application of the Liberal party to be run for the office of alderman. The division list shows that four I votes were given to Mr Thomas, and in his case also the votes were, with one exception, those of Conservatives. The names of the members who voted for him were :—Mr R. George, Pembroke; voted for him were :—Mr R. George, Pembroke; Capt. Higgon, Mr W. H. Walters, and Mr R. T. P. Williams.] oDBMMBBnanna