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SWANSEA TOWN. Great Liberal Triumph. CRUSH-ING MAJORITY. A Record Poll. Swansea has gone through many memorable and exciting election contests since the first of Importance in 1874, when the late Mr Charles Bath made such a disastrous attempt to win the seat from the late Mr Dillwyn, but never has excitement and enthusiasm ruled so high as Monday, when for the first time on record the electors were confronted by a triangular contest. Never also has such hard and earnest work been put in on behalf of the respective candidates. Polling commenced with vigour from the earliest moment, and the voters continued to go to their respective polling stations in one Uninterrupted stream all day long. Thus a record poll was assured. The workers laboured incessantly for their candidates, and motors wereusedto a larger-extent than ever before. In this respect the Tories had the advantage, but the Liberal supply received a useful augmen- tation in ten cars belonging to their candidate. Colours, were largely worn. The Liberals adopted their own colours of green and white, which now form the national colours of the Principality. The Tories adopted the national colours of England—red, white, and blue, besides dragging into the contest the Union Jack. Mr and Mrs 3$ond. with their two children, were much in evidence with their green and white decked car, and everywhere they were received with the greatest enthusiasm. Colonel and Mrs Wright were also well received by the crowds aS they motored about in a car decked with Umon Jacks. Mr Ben Tillett and Mrs fillett droveabout the wards in a carriage and pair, spoiling, the red colour. As dusk set-in crowds began to assemble, and the police-began to take precautions to prevent the possibility of conflicts, although generally good humour prevailed. At-certain points, where crowds were expected to assemble at the declaration of'the poll, barricades were erected. The result was declared as follows Mond L 6,020 Wright C. 4,375 Tillett .Soc. 1.451 Liberal majority 1,645 1906. 1900. I Sir George Newnes L 5535 Sir G- N-ewnes. -T, 4318 Col. W tight C 4081 Sir J. T.UewetynC 3203 1454 1115 All three candidates were present at the counting. The counting was presided over by the Mayor (Alderman Matthews), and it was soon evident that Mr Mond was in by a sub- stantial majority. It proved to be a record majority. The counting was over sooner than anticipated. Before the result was announced, Mr Mond, the new member for Swansea, pro- posed a vote of thanks to the Mayor. Col. Wright seconded, and Mr Ben Tillett sup- ported. This was carried, and the official announcement was then made. The Guildhall yard was thronged, and the announcement was received with ,vild glee. The whole of Wind-street, Castle-street, and right up to High-street, was packed with a seething mass of people, who took up the joy- ful cry of victory. Soon afterwards Mr Mond proceeded in his motor with the intention of addressiAig a great -Inmting of workmen assembled in the Ablert Hall. As the cai- proceeded up Wind-street the welcome was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and when the Liberal Chib was reached further progress was stopped by a demand that an address-should be delivered there. Mr Mond, M-P., had-to comply. Tn the club there was another great outburst of enthusiasm. Next he proceeded to the Albert Hall. The spacious htrildmg was packed, and when Mr Mond arrived thescene baffled description. Every- body rose and cheered till they were hoarse, and then cheered again and again as Mr Mond stood up facing them with Mr Tutton by his side. It is safe to say that never was such a scene of enthusiasm exhibited in the borough of Swansea before. At last Mr Sails, in a voice which was heard above the cheers, Quelled the enthosiasm by announcing that the new "member for Swansea desired to make a- speech. Mr Mood's Reply. Mr Alfred Moritz Mond, M.F., who was received with another outburst of cheering, said amid loud laughter he did not know whether winning an election was not harder Work tbar^fightmg one. At any rate he knew now they were satisfied with their candidate, und he hoped they would be still more satisfied with their member. (Cheers.) He desired to thanh* them from the bottom of his heart for the magnificent work they had done in the great battle. He wired Mr Lloyd George that day and wished him many happy returns of his birthday,-and told him heielt confident that Swansea would send him a handsome birth- day present, and right well Swansea had done so. (Cheers.) Never in the history of Swansea had Liberalism stood on a greater pinnacle. He was a proud man that night and he was proud of his workers. He was proud of the way his supporters had conducted this con- test. He was proud to think that they had none of them done anything they had need to be ashamed of. t. Concluding, he said the first message from Wales goes out from you to-night. Thank God, Swansea has stood true. I cannot tell you bow glad I am, not only for your sake, not only for my sake, but for the sake of Wales, for the sake of Lloyd George—that we have not only polled first, but that we have shown the whole country that Wales has stood firm-i (Cheers.) We have fought a battle for justice based on righteousness and won a victory for the Liberal cause. Mr Mond then proceeded to the Cameron Hotel, being escorted by thousands of his sup- porters, and on reaching the hotel he and Mrs Mond and their son and daughter were the subjects of further demonstrations. Mr Mond and Labour. Mabon has invited Mr Alfred Mond to speak in his support in the Bhondda on Janu- ary 20th. Mr Mond has accepted. The colliers of Mountain Ash sent Mr Mond on polling day a telegram expressing the hope that Swansea Liberals woulp stand true to Wales.

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