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MR ABEL THOMAS. MR ABEL THOMAS has been chosen in the Liberal intertst to contest East Carmarthen- shire, if the Conservatives can find an opponent who will undertake this most forlorn of political forlorn hopes. There was no lack of Liberals willing to contest the seat, but ultimately the choice lay between Mr GWILYM EVANS and Mr ABEL THOMAS. The fact that Mr GWILYM EVANS had been for a time a Paper Unionist no doubt reduced the number of his supporters. Wales is determined to have nothing what- ever to do with any candidate who in 1886 went over to the Tories. Mr ABEL fll — •11 > A 1 TTAa,aA n. n""l"'r'\t'Y'Iton_N X HUM AS Will go LO toe XLUUOC VA. 'VUHUVU" -we suppose there is no doubt whatever about his return-to speak for Young Wales, and to make known there that the old order of things has utterly passed away in the Principality As opportunity is afforded, Wales is clearing out the old gang of nominal Liberals whose sympathies were with the classes, and who professed a Liberalism which was a mere party badge and nothing more. The process of change must go on until the Welsh members do not count amongst them a single representa- tive of the antiquated sort. The change now being effected is a class change. Mr ABEL THOMAS is not the sort ot man who twenty ysars ago would have been selected to represent a Welsh constituency. The cost of the conflict would have crushed iiim. Even yet the expenses of elections prevent that free choice which the people have a right to exercise in choosing repre- sentative. What is wanted in every constitu- ency is an election fund so that the electors might pick out, not the most suitable man who is able to spend £1,400 or Y,1,500 every three or four years, but the man who is in their opinion absolutely the fittest person to represent them. Mr ABEL THOMAS will not be a silent member, and we hope he will not be a timid member. Sooner or later Wales will find men who will rise above the technicalities of the House of Commons men who will not be measured by the mere votes they give men who will lift their country into a new zone men who, careless of themselves, will embody the national ideals in eloquent speech and fervid action. Not long ago Wales looked away from home for Parlia- mentary representatives, and when the University College of Wales was established it was not believed that men could be found in all Wales capable of managing that institution, and therefore the manage- ment was taken to London, where it still remains. In these days nobody would dream of having any Welsh Institution managed from London. Wales is capable of finding her own members of Parliament her own College Councils; her Own County Councils and her own Home Home Rule Parliament as soon as Home Rule, which is inevitable, is granted. The selection of Mr ABEL THOMAS shows that Wales is quite sound, and that when the general election comes there will be no doubt as to the fate of all trimmers, twicers, and modifiers of Liberalism.