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MONTGOMERYSHIRE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. By far the largest and most influential meeting of the Mont- gomeryshire Conservative Association ever held took place at the Public Rooms, Newtown, on Tuesday, May 21. It had been arranged to meet at tho Elephant Hotel, but owing to the unexpectedly large number of members present they had to adjourn to the ante-room of the Public Rooms, and even there a large number were unable to obtain seats. Captain Mytton, the president, took the chair. The business of the meeting was to receive the report of the Selection Committee oil the choice of a candidate for the boroughs, and also the appointment of a permanent secretary to the Association. A considerable number of applications had been received from persons residing in and out of the county. After some discussion, it was pro- posed by Mr. Thomas Williams, of Twystllewelyn, and seconded by Mr. Evan Powell, that Mr. W. Mickleburgh, of Montgomery, be appointed. This was supported in an able speech by Mr. Pryce Jones, who also urged the ad- visability of increasing tbe proposed salary, it being much too low, in his opinion, for the vast quantity of labour which the secretary would have to perform. Captain Mytton entirely agreed with Mr. Pryce Jones, but said that the sum had been fixed by the committee, and per- haps the better mode was to supplement the salary privately. Mr. Pry 'e Jones briefly replied, and in doing so ex- pressed the pleasure he had in seeing such an influential gathering, but he also hoped to see all present actively engaged during the election time. It was not sufficient merely to attend committee meetings. There being no other proposal, it was unanimously agreed that Mr. Mickleburgh be appointed. Dr. Thompson Harrison, the chairman of the Selection Committee, then stated that after much cogitation, and carefully weighing the merits and demerits of the two suggested candidates for the boroughs, viz., Captain Mytton and Mr. C. «T. Naylor, they had unanimously come to the decision that Mr. C. J. Naylor would stand the best chance." Captain MYTTON, ill the most handsome manner, said, amidst loud applause, that he entirely waived his claim, and as a true Conservative gave his hearty and entire support to Mr. Naylor's candidature. It was then agrefed that Mr. Naylor be the Conservative candidate at the next election for tho Montgomery boroughs. Mr. NAYLOR, who was received with loud cheering, thanked them for tho great honour which they had be- stowed upon him, but declined to immediately consent to their flattering invitation. Dr. HABRISOX pressed for a direct "yes" or no." Mr. NAYLOR said he could not possibly give that at present, as he had to consult his friends, but promised an early reply. It was resolved that a congratulatory message be forth- with sent to Viscount Castlereagh upon his return for County Down. This would be the first official act of the secretary.

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7 MAY 22, 1878.

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NORTH WALES QUARRYMEN'S UNION.

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