PENNANT'S CANDIDATURE FOE The CARNARVONSHIRE. letter appeared in a Liverpool ^SWTLBSJ ry 0n Wednesday last ;above county -Being one of the electors for the the pres +' ^ave just received a circular from Copy eu' member, of which I append a its intent-^r'—Government having announced beg tQ .• i°n °f dissolving Parliament at Easter, I mv i Jm you *kat *s mF intention (sic) to Carnarv6 a^a^n as a candidate for the county of Tir> I fear, will not allow of my 8ence on all the electors, as my pre- aom* i'l ^ouse of Commons will be required Huv v days ionger. I trust, however, that I the f„>ffVour,ed with your influential support in J)°v<j coming contest. Yours faithfully, G. y°Uj v ,8 Pennant. P.S.: If you can give me sign and return the enclosed." place 7our kind permission, gentlemen, I shall teplv e^ore your readers a copy of the leply forwarded by me to the honourable gentle- Son' ^Hino Sir,—I cannot give you my vote in the Carnarvonshire election, and that for the uV°wing reasons — ptQf I am a Liberal by conviction and you tfn> whereas I find that on a few ocasions Vaa Par^ in parliamentary divisions your vote tiojj1 Without a single exception, given in opposi- keral measures, and in furtherance of ^°Ur ny1? and oppressive ones. Judging from Cate P°btical conduct during your parliamentary Woulrt'iT am forced to the conclusion that you tci^tv Ve similarly opposed, had vou the oppor- Passed vf 80 d°'ng> all those beneficent measures fc* so • liberal party, which have conduced a degree to the moral, social, and Um ^a^ Welfare of this our country. Out of <ji. y scores of such measures I may instance (a) fiin eform Bill, 1832; (b) Abolition of Slavery Cot^ 1833 (c) Municipal Act, 1835 (d) Repeal of liali ^aws, 1849 and (e) Irish Church Disestab- Toi^eilt Bill. The most obtuse member of the if 5? Party must needs admit that the greater part culahi4^ °f these reforms have proved of incal- of ilbenefit to t^ie nation, though each and th?TW encountered the bitterest hostility from Uaj ^eanse I am a loyal subject of her gracious ^PttOT-f Queen, whereas you are an ardent Policy a minister whose unconstitutional imperialism tend to alienate lects T one the hearts of all enlightened sub- f9t 8ay further, you support a minister who, ^rom hu T,n se^sh and sinister ends shriaks not party r> Vr^ r°yal diadem into the arena of ki8 sov •1C8' or 'rom endeavouring to transform *and offs 8cePTtre into a political conjuror's J^isonaii iC0Ur8e' e a aware that you are "Qt th • to thy very marrow of your bones, t^t vn 18 kes*de the question. My contention is towatrf ^PP01^ a Premier who has done more than a • .8 th^ foundations of the throne PoaiHn^ m^n^8ter tlace the time of Strafford. My ttitiea +t an^ avocation Jafford me better opportu- thia ia ^.an y°urs jndgin^ upon this matter, and offlr exPer\ence- Whilst Mr Gladstone was Proccp<i' whilst the government of the country tbe on the lines of our ancient constitution, loyal c^asses in the main were profoundly ~lnevei' mentioned thoir Queen's name ^og„ the utmost respect. But such is not the to ovfir>FreSen^' °^en makes one's ears tingle the th 681 disrespectful remarks applied to Cile an°^e' simply because in workshop and domi- wi impression prevails that an ambitious and her an has seduced England's sovereign from Yon to the principles of our constitution, ine faot^ 5^e me exaSgerating or falsify- a few Pennies expended on the culnti the workman's newspapers, now cir- of E- m^i°ns, will convince you of the truth my statement. lonir te^USeIam a N°nconformist, whilst you be- xnonstrmi«i5a • wh°se record bristles with such Act of rrnifL^^U8t and wicked enactments as the mtlcttt^t Act. the Five- that the removal i £ ?u are w<11 aware these ?infamous acL disabilities imposed by effected by statesmen who? WaS time, enrol themselvli -ZA £ hTg m our Liberalism—a banner in whnl f i banlner, ?f secure and sheltered t^°f folds alone has lam trodden di»senter,be he FrouS't pdown- Catholic. IA. Nonconformist v!S be he Roman politically descended from the rfn^i111^ f acts would be guilty of an ingraKS «!• T What he of the withered band WouM\ akLn to had he lifted it up against his re!tor'er 8h°Wn 4. Because, while deprecating clas« i.- sympathies lie with the working sectiS! f t?' comiurSty, and I am driven by slcW^v 6 to support the political party which has in thfm^ recognised most fully the claims of labour • but T find that the party you identify your8eif with have always been found legislating for tbe benpfit 01 the wealthy and socially influential, and doing tb:Zit utmost to impede the advance in knowledge, iraqcty^ and happiness ef the toiling millions 'This is a grave charge, I admit, but nevertheless [it is one that may be proved to the hut. In order to do so I need only mention the opposition offered, by-the Tories to the abolition of the taxes on knowledge, to the introduction of a really national system of education, to the extension of the franchise, to the Ballot Act, to the abolition the property qualification for members of ■Parliament, and numerous other measures of a •ioular nature. In reviewing the past history of Toryism, never shall one see its hand raised to Btoooth wrinkles off the brow or to remove burdens off the shoulders of labour. 5. Because I am a Welshman, and, while admit- ting that you and your deservedly-honoured father have frequently assisted educational insti- tutions in the Principality, I cannot vote for an upholder of a ministry that has persistently re- fUsed to graIl tone single penny towards endowing Our national university at Aberystwyth. More- as a Welshman, I would be loth to falsify the expectations of Mr Gladstone utteied by him at Maiylebone on Friday evening, the 11th iilst. The Tories know that poor little Wales—which seldom gets a word of comfort from anyfeody, but where the human heart beats as truly and warmly as in any land upon earth-they know that poor little Wales is agairst them." Would I have a trumpet through which I might from the topmast point of Snowdon shout these kindly and trustful words so that every elector from Holyhead to Cardiff might hear them. To me, as to many other thousands of Welshmen, this utterance of the greatest statesman and truest patriot of the age sounds like the trump of battle. You may rest assured that large numbers of the electors of poor little Wales will enter the polling booths with these words ringing in their ears, A Gladstone expects every Welshman to do his + »» -y 6. Because I accept as absolutely and eternally true the inspired words—" Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people; whilst you are a partisan of a Government whose unrighteous acts are the execration of the Sclavs and Greeks of Europe, the Zulus of Africa, as well as the Afghans of Asia. It is true your leader speaks in his manifesto of the "ascendency of England in the councils of Europe; but true is it also that his t>overnment has, through its in- iquitious and tortuous policy, entailed upon Eng- land degradation in the eyes of the world. In tha portentous words addressed to the Roman Varrus, our disgraced country may well ask the Premier- "Lord Beaconsfield, what have you done with our reputation for righteousness and honesty and truth?" 7. Because my conscience revolts at the inhuman and bloody policy pursued by the present Govern- ment in different parts of the world-a policy that causes thoughtful men to regard the future of their country with fear and trembling for in de- spite of blustering bullies and the manoeuvres of mendacious ministers, the words shall ever remain in force-IC He that killeth lwith the sword must be killed with the sword." 8. Because in the opinion of most commercial men another six years of Tory rule would so dis- organise the finances and so paralyse the trade of the country as to overwhelm us in national bank- ruptcy. I take the liberty of transcribing the words of a high authority on this matter:—"The financial administration of the country during the' last six years has been neither economical nor effective." An altogether inadequate impression on the national debt is the outcome of the new sinking fund (now abandoned), which was to have ensured even greater reductions than were effected under the former Government, while additional taxes have been permanently imposed since 1875 to the extent of nearly j67,000,000 a year. Verily, an unprofitable business that of "gunpowder and glory"— £ 7,000,000 a year additional taxes needful to set it going 9. Because I intend to register my vote in the forthcoming Carnarvonshire election for a candi- date-Mr Watkin Williams-who has proved him- self in the past to be a consistent Liberal, a loyal politician, an advocate of the rights of Noncon- formists, a patriotic Welshman, an opponent of unrighteous and unnecessary wars, and a steadfast supporter of peace, retrenchment, and reform, as I well as of all measures calculated to promote the I happiness of the people, to consolidate the basis of the throne, and to perpetuate the true glory of the country. Allow me to say, in conclusion, that, in view of the momentous issues presented to the nation for decision in the impending electoral conflict, I should deem myself a traitor to my country, my Queen, and my God, were I led by the feeling of respect I cherish for the Penrhyn family to vote for a candidate-be he ever so eligible in other respects-who comes forward as an adherent of the Ministry that has cast to the winds the restraints of honour, justice, truth, and humanity, and is busy dragging the country into the vortex of ruin. H. B. JONBS (Garmonydd). Llanarmon-yn-Y ale. »
CONSERVATIVE MEETING AT LLANERCHYMEDD. CAPT. PRITCHARD RAYNER'S CANDIDATFRE. An open-air meeting was held at Llanerchymedd on Thursday last to hear the sentiments of Capt Pritchard Rayner, the Conservative candidate for the county of Anglesey. The meeting was held in front of the Bull's Head Inn. Capt. Pritchard Rayner, who was enthusias- tically received, presented himself before his audience as though he was on the show ground of the Agricultural Society-whip in hand. He said whilst he was attending one of his favourite sports —Rugby races !-he received a telegram from his friend, Mr G. Hughes, that Parliament was dis- solved, and that he was to come down at once to offer himself as a candidate for the county of Anglesey. He had no idea of contesting that county only that the Conservatives of Anglesey could not get either poor Sir R. Buckley, who was very ill, nor young Meyrick, of Bodorgan, to come forward. He was proud to think that he lived in Anglesey, and he meant to live there all his life- time (cheers). He then went on to say, "I am no speaker, and I know not much. The present Government, as you know, have kept up the dignity of England .with all their good work, but have now been harrassed to death with wars and something of that oort.(Interruption, and cries of Who's the chairman," and three cheers for Davies, Borth.") Capt Rayner, continuing, said: Well, I don't want to say anything disrespectful of any person, but I come forward on the principles of Conservatism in this county. We are not going to let the Liberals walk in so easily; oh, no, thank you. I mean to fight it out, and I will not now retire in favour of any other candi- date (cheers). My principal reason for coming forward is that your farmers, always so generous, have subscribed so handsomely to the Conservative Club, that there is J6500 in hand, and someone must spend it, you know; and that is my reason for offering myself (laughter and applause). To- morrow, I hope to have a "brush up,' and will speak at Llangefni, and now I will sit down to make place for others (loud cheers). Rev Mr Mason, rector, Llantrisant, spoke in Welsh, and in proposing Capt Pritchard Rayner as a fit and proper person to represent the county of Anglesey in Parliament, made some very un- gentlemanly remarks about Mr Gladstone; that he was an old "caddy," and he would willingly give him 2s 6d and his victuals per day for cutting trees at Bodafon. One of the audience speaking to the rev. gentle- man, observed that'' the remarks he made respect- .ing Mr Gladstone would have been more appropriate if they had fallen from the lips of a cobbler speaking of a fool, than a rector speaking of the highest and best statesman England ever. possessed.
MR. R. DAVIES' CANDIDATURE. OPEN-AIR MEETING AT LLANGEFNI. On Saturday afternoon, the Conservative can- didate for the Anglesey boroughs, Captain, Prit- chard Rayner, addressed an open-air meeting at Holyhead. The majority of those present were non-voters. Mr W. Roberts, Ty Hen, who pre- sided, after a few remarks called upon Captain Rayner, who was met with a faint cheer and a counter cheer for Mr Richard Davies. He claimed to have as good a claim on the farmers as had Mr Davies. He was an Anglesey man, had lived amongst them, and spent his money in the county, and was a tenant farmer himself. Anglesey was purely an agricultural county, and he was sure the farmers would be ready to support him. A great number of them had asked him to come for. ward in opposition to Mr Davies, and he had done so. He then went on to defend the foreign policy of the present Government. He admitted he was a poor orator, but claimed to be as good a one as Mr Davies. Being asked what he thought of the Sunday Closing Bill, he replied that as a Welsh- 1 man he would be glad to vote for it. In reply to a question about Home Rule, he said he had been five years with his regiment in Ireland, and he had many kindly feelings towards the Irish people. He considered it wrong to change the Lord Lieu- tenant of Ireland with the Government, but thought a royal prince should be appointed as Lord Lieutenant, and the laws that are applicable to England should be made applicable to Ireland. As regards the Home Rulers, the people of Holy- head could do a deal to bring them to their senses. Take, for instance, one of the mailboats, when the Home Rule members "Joe Biggar, Parnell, or Finigan" crossed with them. Let Captain Slaughter—a capital name-and a few of his men form a committee and tie Joe Biggar, give the order Ease her," Stop her," then gently lower Joe into the water, dip him, and give him to understand that, it he could not behave himself, the next time he would be dropped to the bottom entirely. Answering another question, he said he would be sorry to see the Church disestablished, but would support a college for Wales by vote and by going to his own pocket. A question re- garding the burials bill was not replied to, as he had become "too tired." A resolution in favour of Captain Rayner's candidature was moved by Mr D. Williams and seconded by Mr Edward Owen, but it was not put to the vote, as the audience were rather uneasy, and inclined to show opposition. On Monday, an open-air meeting of Mr R. Davies' supporters was held opposite the Bull's Head Inn, Llangefni. Mr S. Dew occupied the chair, and in opening the meeting said many expected that they had come there to say something against Capt. Pritchard Rayner. No they had nothing against him as a gentleman; all he could say was that he was a very liberal gentleman, and a fine sportsman, but in parliament he would be out of his element as he acknowledged last Thursday that he was no politician. Mr Davies had had twelve years ex- perience in Parliament, and was sure to be the right man to represent them-the farmers of Anglesey-as he had proved himself to be. There- fore he felt confident that they would return him again with a very large majority (cheers, and CI Vote for Davies"). Referring to the last election and previous Conservative candidate—Sir Richard Wm. Bulkeley-he said that he sympathized with him in his severe illness, and sincerely hoped he would soon be restored to his usual health. He must say that he had behaved very gentlemanly in this instance, and although he is a Conservative, he has written a letter to Mr Davies saying that he will in no way coerce his tenantry, but will allow them their full liberty to do as they wish. Every landlord in this county and every other county ought to do the same. Farmers owned their votes as a trust they should use them no as their landlords wish it, but as they thought right in principle-if they were pleased with the work of the Conservative ministry, vote for Capt. Rayner, but if they did not approve of the wars and waste of money, let them stand like men and vote for their hero, Mr R. Davies (cheers). The chairman quoted figures from Mr Waddy's circulars to prove the above statement as to the waste of money. After a few remarks about the ministries of Mr Gladstone and Lord Beaconsfield he called upon Mr R. Davies, M.P., who spoke in Welsh. He wished them to understand clearly that there was no personal feeling between him and Capt Pritchard Rayner, and he had nothing disrespectful to eay of him. It was well known that he had not made a very great name in Anglesey, only as a sportsman, tie was known to be a very good shot all over the country, and well known as a very good sportsman, and in his opinion that was nothing in favour of a candidate for a seat in Parliament. The only Act that he was sure he eould express an opinion on .would be the Game Laws, but the farmers of Anglesey wanted no opinion on that other than their own, namely, abolish it! (hear, hear, and ap- plause). He would say again that he had nothing against him personally, but on principle they opposed each other. He was a Liberal and Capt. Rayner was a Conservative. As to the fight, he was not at all afraid of Capt. Rayner, but he had a great power behind him which they had to fear and to work against. Mr Davies alluded to Mr Gladstone and Lord Hartington going from their own constituencies, whom they could re- present without spending anything, to other con- stituencies where they would have to fight against strongholds of Toryism, for instance, Midlothian and Lancashire. That was what their generals did, and when they placed a X to his name they not only helped to send him in, but, if he he was returned they would be giving their support to the best and most honourable statesmen of our land. Every act enacted by the Tories had received his entire opposition, as they had all tended to worse rather than bettering and reform- ing the laws of the land. The Tories, during their present Ministry, under the unwise leadership of Lord Beaconsfield, had committed several blunders. Lord Beaconsfield had again meddled with Turkey, and had in the Berlin Congress promised great things to Greece but yet unaccomplished. That large island Cyprus was taken, but proved to be a total disappointment to Beaconsfield himself as well as the majority in this kingdom. While on the Continent lately, he read one of his younger- day novels, in which he tells of his dreams -one of which was that Cyprus would become under Eng- land government, so that they saw he (Beaconsfield) was simply carrying out his dreams of younger days. But in Cyprus he had been saddly disap- pointed. The speaker then referred to the recent uncalled for wars. There was the Zulu war and our regard was, as Mr Osborne Morgan said, Forcing a king to wear clothes (loud applause). In Afghanistan, the poor fellows who were slaughtered there had done nothing and they simply wanted to look after themselves and the cause of the war was all Lords Salisbury and Lytton's little quarrel with the Afghans. A gloom had been cast over England's good name as the Land of Peace, which had been looked up to for so many years. If they thought that these blun- ders were right and just, let them vote in all good humour for the Conservative candidate, but if they judged them wrong and un- worthy of the land they lived in they must vote for some one who would not support a Government that carried on such measures. Capt. Pritchard Rayner said that he would go in for "Jingoism," and he considered the Zulu and Afghanistan wars right and just wars, or he should like to know his reasons (hear, hear). The Tories had spoken a deal about what they had done abroad, he should like to know what they had done at home (A voice: Living on Gladstone's five years' earnings.") The Tories thought of doing a lot of things, but it was only "thinking" they did. Their present game was to induce his hearers to Tote for the Conservative candidate because they were going to levy a tax on the cattle from America, &c., and going to place a tax on corn in order to stop the supply into this country, and thereby favour the farmers of this country. Let them not be frightened by any such sham notions. It was only an election scheme. Well, if it was true that they did 80, they remembered how it was in times gone b-a, when there was duty on corn, &c., they got no price for their cattle then, for he remembered a person buying a quarter of beef at Llangefni for 31d per lb. Then take it from that, what better would they be on this so-called reciprocity. For fear some of them thought that that was possible, he would quote a few words spoken by Lord Beaconsfield himself, when a Bill was introduced to that effect, this was what he said, What you propose is impossible. It is an apparition and im- practicable." So it happened the bill fell through, and it was clear that they could not do without free trade. It was quite impracticable to attempt at making a bargain in any way to bar free trade. That was not the way to better the farmers. Let them not be deceived by any such assertions on the part of the Tories-they would promise great things. Looking after other people's business would not pay, and that was just what the present Ministry had done they hi J .oke I after a for- eign policy, and so had run themselves to death. Were they to have peace if Lm'd Beaconsfield was returned to power ?(" Nonever," and "Gladstone for ever"). He had no hesitation in saying that if Lord Beaconsfield was returned to power they should be landed in the midst of the largest and most at- rocious war they had been engaged in yet (applause). Well, the Tories had done what they could against what the Liberals had long since been calling for,—the Burials Bill and Sunday Closing of Public Houses. He was glad to find that the Hon. Douglas Pennant had at last seen his way clear to add to his articles that he would go in for Sunday closing. He found with pleasure that his friend Capt. Pritchard Rayner has also adopted the same. The Tories were coming round to discover what was right. They would swallow things when they were obliged to by the electors. He was proud to announce that Sir R L. William Bulkeley, Baron Hill, had given full liberty to all his tenantry to vote &s they wished, and that he would not interfere with them at all. The Hon. W. O. Stanley, and Capt. Evans, Henblas, had also written to the same effect. This was what all landlords should do. The vote was a trust with the elector, and not a favour, and they should use it conscientiously for whoever they thoughtthe best man, not to whom their landlord voted, nor to whom they wished them to vote, but as they wished themselves. Capt Pritchard Rayner had said at Holyhead he was as good a speaker and as good to the farmers as he himself, that he (the speaker) did not dispute; but he would say that in principle, and by working that out, he bettered the farmer (loud and continued applause). Mr H. Bulkeley Priee, Menai Bridge, proposed a resolution, the purport of which was That this meeting desires to tender its thanks to R. Davies, Esq., M.P., for his long continued and energetic labours in Parliament for the last six years, and is of opinion that he is the most suitable and right man to again represent us in Parliament." He regretted not being able to speak the Welsh lan- guage, and introduced the Rev Dr J. Thomas, Liverpool, as a speaker, instancing his happy and striking comparison during the Liverpool election of the two Whitleys. He hoped that no farmer or other voter in Anglesey would be kept back by any trifling notions of neutrality. Let them vote for the gentleman who had so well represented them for such a long term. The Rev Joseph Jones, Menai Bridge, seconded the rasolution in a short speech, and it was carried with acclamation, being put up by the chairman, Mr Dew, who next called upon Mr John Thomas, who said that he had two reasons for appearing on the field of battle in Anglesey. He was a native of Mon," and there fore claimed a right to a voice in the election of its representative. Sir Fon was also well re- presented in Liverpool, and he thought that it was but right that he should be there to represent them (cheers). The two gentlemen who had appeared on the field of battle represented two great bodies —two great principles. They did not, as had been before said, appear as persons, but as represen- tatives of Liberalism and Toryism. The Tofy party was represented by the gentleman opposite- Captain Pritchard Rayner. That partv had done its all to oppose every reform bill in our great Parliament for the last fifty years (cries of They won't go in again," and "New constitution "). Mr Davies was the representative of the Liberal party, to whom they were indebted for introduc- ing every Reform Bill during that time up to the present Burials Bill brought in by their noble friend Mr Osborne Morgan (cheers). The Tories had opposed all in every stage but by persever- ance the Liberals had got them thro' on several occasions. During the last twelve years they had had two ministers. The one of Gladstone for five years, and Beaconsfield for six. Never during any other five years of Parliament were there more free and liberal bills passed than at that time, and the remaining six years of Beaconsfield's Ministry contains more restricted and fettering laws than any other six in history. The Tories would fetter them hand and foot, and would tax and promise to do away with it, but they sunk every day further into debt; so the sooner they get rid of the present Ministry the better. Therefore he would ask them nothing more than what they had always done, nothing more than, he was sure, they meant to do. He urged them to keep up their ancestors in Mona's good name by re- cording their vote to Richard Davies (loud and continued applause). The meeting then termin- ated with three cheers to Mr Davies. A short time after, Captain Pritchard Rayner, the Conservative candidate, made a few remarks from the opposite side of the square, but his speech was inaudible on account of the enthus- iastic reception given to Mr Davies. Mr Richard Davies, M.P., the Liberal member, addressed the electors at Brynsiencyn on Tuesday. He controverted the assertion of his opponent that he was the representative of the agricultural interest and contended that he (Captain Rayner) was put forward as the nominee of a few Conservative land- lords upholding views the reverse of those pro- fessed by the great majority of the constituency. Captain Pritchard Rayner, the Conservative candidate, also addressed meetings, on Tuesday, at Llanfair and Brynsiency n.
ANGLESEY BOROUGHS. ANGLESEY BOROUGHS ELECTION.—The Liberals in Anglesey have been disunited for some time, and a great many of the electors have been averse to returning Mr Morgan Lloyd for the boroughs in the forthcoming election. When it became known that the Conservatives would not contest the boroughs, some of the Holyhead Liberals formed a deputation and waited upon Mr J. H. Platt, of Bodior, Holyhead, to ask him to contest the seat with Mr Lloyd. After a few days a negative reply was given by that gentleman. It then occurred to several almost simultaneously that Mr T. Fanning Evans, of Amlwch (Govern- ment Inspector of I Mines), would make a capital candidate, and requisitions were signed in several places calling upon him to come forward. No definite reply was received until Tuesday last, when a deputation from Holyhea ? proceeded to Amlwch to wait, upon Mr Evans, and in the even- ing he returned with them to the town. Shortly afterwards the bellman went round to announce that Mr Evans would address the electors at the Market Hall, and in half an hour's time the place was crowded, several having to content themselves with standing outside the gates. When he arrived at the hall he received quite an ovation, and he must have been surprised to receive such a warm reception. The chair was taken bv Mr Thos. P. Elliott, the agent of the Hon. W. O. Stanley, and he was supported by Mr H. Edwards, J.P., Mr W. P. Elliott, Messrs J. Brown, Joseph Williams, John Roberts, J. Courtice, W. Riva, J. Parry, R. Davies, Robt. Hughes, W. Jones, O. R. Williams, &c. The Chairman, in introducing Mr Evans to the meeting, said that it dad been represented that the people in these boroughs were not quite satisfied with their present representative. They had a gentleman before them whe they had heard speaking at a previous election, and whom they well liked. He had not come to say he was going to be a candidate, but he had come to Holyhead to know the feelings of the electors. Mr Evans was an Anglesey man, a native of the county, a Liberal in politics, and had interest in the county, and he had given the greatest satisfaction to all he had dealings with, both employers and em- ployed. It was for the electors to say whether they were to be represented by Mr Evans or their present representative.—Mr Evans, who was re- ceived with cheers, commenced his remarks in Welsh and concluded in English. He said he had not the remotest idea a few days ago that he was to have the honour of seeing so many friendly faces in Holyhead. He had not thought once of being a candidate for parliamentary honours, and had never any ambition in that way. The duty of electing a representative in the Imperial Par- liament had now devolved itself upon Anglesey, and it would be for the electors to say who would be their representative. He had been told that the feeling of the electors generally was that it was a shame that Anglesey could not have one of her own sons to represent Iw-r, -md had 1, I", requested to come forward. It .t w. M e g».->r,i3 feeling that the constituency was U' t tirh presented by Mr Morgan Lloyd, and raat h considered him the most fit person in .-MisrJese 1" > come forward to oppose him, he conbiu, i- -i it was a duty from which he would not shrink but if, on the other hand, Mr Lloyd fairly remesented the feeling of the electors, let them at once say so, and he would do all iu his power to returu him. He asked, Does Mr Llo d fairly represent you P "-Cries of "No, no," and "We want you."—"Then," he replied, "I am at your service (loud cheers). He would go about to- morrow to see the electors, and ascertain whether they were or not in favour of his candidature, and he would address them the following night. The contest was not one of his own seeking, and he would be sorry to raise the turmoil of a contested election if it were unnecessary; but if they chose to support him and elect him as their representa- tive, he hoped to be able to speak at St. Stephen's with as much coolness and determination in the interest of the boroughs as he did then (cheers). He offered to answer any questions which might be put to him, but none were asked, and every- thing appeared very favourable to Mr Evans. He thanked his audience for their patient hearing, and left the hall amidst cheers. He was followed by a large crowd to the hotel, and before enter- ing was loudly cheered. He addressed a few words again to the crowd, and exhorted them to be friendly with one another in the probable con test, and not to let their feelings towards their candidates drive them to be unkind to each other. -On Wednesday, Mr Evans and his friends can- vassed some districts, and from reports the result is favourable to him. There is at present a strong feeling in favour of Mr Evans, and it is believed he would poll a majority in this borough.—Mr M. Lloyd's committee have been energetically work- ing since the first announcement ot a dissolution was made, and some parts of the town have been canvassed. On Wednesday night it was announced that Mr Thomas Fanning Evans, of Amlwch, was to ad- dress a meeting of the electors at the Town Hall, Holyhead. At half-past seven, the time for com- mencing the meeting, the spacious hall was crowded to inconvenience, a great number having to stand and others compelled to stop outside the doors. Mr Evans, on making his appearance, was met with loud and prolonged cheering. Upon the motion of Mr Wm. P. Elliott, seconded by Mr Joseph Brown, Mr Joseph Williams, coal merchant, was voted to the chair. On the platform were Messrs W. P. Elliott, Joseph Brown, Star Vaults L. Owen, Market-street; Wm. Davies, Cross- street; W. Griffith, ironmonger; J. Stammers, King's Head Hotel; John Roberts, Stanley- street; Richard Michael, draper; J. Courtice, Newry-street; R. H. Hughes, Newry-street; Wm. Lewis, Water. side, &c., &c. The chairman asked the meeting to give those who spoke a fair hearing, and when they went to their opponents' meeting they would give them the same hearing. The great crisis had again come, and they had to ap- pear on the political battle-field. They were coming forward not to make any personalities nor to go into declamatory talk; not to appeal to the passions of the people but to their common sense and judgment. Great fault was found with him and ethers at the last election for bringing forward as a candidate a stranger who did not understand the Welsh language. Such was not the case now. They had before them a gentleman whom they would shortly hear; and he challenged them to bring forward a gentleman in Anglesey like him (cheers). "Look at him," he said, "and you will see a gentleman full of good hamour and of high intellect." The first thing he said like all good husbands, that he had first to consult his wife and he did so and she said go." He was a gentle- man not from South Wales but from the North, and one of their own people, and from among them. He was a native of Anglesey, as was his father, grandfather, and great grandfather. If charity commences at home, and you have longed and wished to come forward to exercise your liber- ties, now is your opportunity. The time has ar- rived when you must demonstrate your convictions and show who is the gentleman you wish to re- present you. Mr Evans is a true Liberal, and would go as far as our present member in his political views. There are three reasons why they were asked to vote for Mr Evans. 1. Because he was a native of Anglesey. 2. He has always been and still is the friend of the working man (cheers). 3. Because of his ability and his high trained in- tellect by which he had gained his present position. They were determined to let the meeting hear Mr Evans speak, and would only call upon Mr John Roberts to address them before him. Mr Roberts made a few remarks in Welsh, and spoke of the good qualities of Mr Evans. Mr Evans was then called and in rising was met with loud cheering. He was glad to see that there were ladies present though they were few, and if they got them to support him he would be right. They had heard a deal about him, more perhaps than he deserved. He then went on to relate how it was that he had come forward as a candidate for the boroughs. On Friday last, he had no more idea of being a candidate for par- liamentary honours than he had of being Pope of Rome. It had never occurred to him until he had requisitions from Holyhead, saying that Mr Morgan Lloyd had lost his popularity entirely. He wished to speak candidly and honestly. He considered when he read those requisitions that it was his duty to come forward, although previously he had no amlition te appear amongst the great states- men of the country. If he did not make enquiries into the state of affairs he would be short of that patriotism which should be in every British breast. He hesitated, and replied to some of the re- quisionists, and he was so candid when he wrote that reply, that he should be happy to read it to the audience. He then went on to read the fol- lowing letter which he had sent to Holyhead:- I need hardly tell you that it hag been a source of no little gratification to me to receive from you an expression of regard and confidence in the flattering form of a requisition to offer my- self as a candidate for the representation of my native "boroughs. Pray receive my most grate- ful acknowledgements and kindly convey them also to the other requisitionists. I have given the subject my careful and anxious consideration and while reviewing the political history of our boroughs during recent years, as bearing upon the question laid before me have these facts forcibly presented to my mind. Our present hon. member contested the seat twice at the cost of much labour and at a heavy expenditure of money, his first attempt was un- successful, but at the last election after the electors had had constant opportunities of judging of his qualities and powers, the majority in his favour was so overwhelming that it was a common re- mark at the time that no one would ever again venture to contest the Anglesey boroughs with Mr Morgan Lloyd. Now having heard nothing since to lead me to suppose that Mr Lloyd's popularity has materially declined, it appears to me that it would be merely causing a wanton and needless disturbance, that anyone else should appeal to a constituency the great majority of whom, for ought I know to the contrary, are perfectly satisfied with their present representa- tive. On personal grounds to, I hesitate to put myself forward. At the last election, I strenuosly supported Mr Lloyd's opponent, but on a recent occasion, when. I had to see our member in Lon. don on matters of business he treated me with a courtesy and kindness which would be ungrate- ful to forget. I thus tell you my sentiments with perfect candour and freedom. "Although I have no strong ambition to enter upon Parliamentary duties, and would chose rather to enjoy the domestic happiness with which it has pleased Providence to bless me, I shall always be willing and ready to undertake the duty of representing by brother- electors if they fail to find another more capable and more worthy man, but much as I would cherish the honour, j I Siic.il ucvcr dcteinpt. lo vv ui it without nervously J avoiding every act or movement which could be i-onstrued as want of consistency, or as a defective ard for the feelings and lights of a brother uan for whom I entertain only sentiments of !r;endliness I rr further add that I would not be a party Many rlpt to create a division which might -.1 danger the Liberal cause in the Boroughs.-I am, dear sir, faithfully yours, T. FANNING EVANS." The next thing was a deputation v?hich waited upon him and almost dragged him to come for- ward. He accompanied them merely for ocserva- tion, and to know the fueling of the town. The previous night he had to suddenly address a meet- ing which had hurriedly been called together, and thinking that the time then given was not sufficient to give them all an opportunity of hearing, then he decided upon calling another that night,'hence their and his pre sence that evening. He had gone about and asked not a single voter for his vote but simply their remarks upon the state of things, and spoke to them in clear English and Welsh that he did not wish to oppose Mr Morgan Lloyd if they were satisfied with him as their representa- tive, but ifthey were tired of him, with all humility he offered his services in that capacity No, no," from the floor followed by cheers). He asked them as a favour to attend that meeting, and hoped that they would be able to say he had spoken truthfully. In the course of the day merely as a matter of friendship, and for the sake of the associations which had existed between them for many years, he called upon the Hon. W. O. Stanley, of Penrhos. He did" not ask for his vote but very naturally the contest was introduced, and Mr Stanley promised to support him. In reply to Mr Evans' request that he should attend the meeting he said that in his advanced years and infirm condition, he could not go out, but at Mr Evans' request he committed to paper his views. He (the speaker) would read it to the meeting. Mr Stanley was a veteran in politics, a firm Liberal through a career of a lifetime, had done a deal for Anglesey, if only the bringing of the railway here instead of Porthdinlleyn, and his judgment upon political matters was of enormous value. He then read the following, which had been written by Mr Stanley Mr Fanning Evans has called upon me, informing me that a very strong feeling amongst the electors of the Anglesey Boroughs exists that he should offer himself as a candidate against Mr Morgan Lloyd, who has been wanting in proper attention to the electors since he was returned as their member in 1874. He has asked my advice under the circumstances, being very unwilling to divide the Liberal interest in the boroughs, and perhaps make an opening for a Tory candidate to come forward. I have no reason to speak or think highly of Mr Morgan Lloyd, who without any cause opposed me as a Liberal, although I had represented the boroughs for many years with satisfaction to the electors, at the same time it is always a serious matter to create a division in the Liberal ranks, and what I should recommend is that a public meeting should be called, when Mr Morgan Lloyd and Mr Fanning Evans be in- vited to attend, so that the feelings of the electors may be clearly known. This is the course I took at Chester in 1850, when Mr Jarvis was a candi- date to succeed his father, Sir J. Jarvis. The feeling of the electors was so decided in my favour that Mr Jarvis retired, and I should hope that in this case that if the feeling of the electors is so manifestly in favour of Mr Evans that Mr Morgan Lloyd would retire, and if Mr M. Lloyd still re- tains their confidence that Mr F. Evans would retire from being a candidate. Now, ladies and gentlemen," said Mr Evans, I. leave myself entirely in your hands, and am willing to take Mr Stanley's advice, and suggest that a public meeting be called for to-morrow night as Mr Lloyd is expected to-night, that we both stand on the platform to- gether side by side, and that the decision of that meeting be final between us." He would not divide the Liberal ranks if he found there was going to be a fair contest, and would be glad to meet the electors there the following night, when he would be side by side with Mr Lloyd in terms of the most cordial amity" (loud cheers).—Mr Wil- liams, the chairman, proposed that the suggestion thrown out in Mr Stanley's note be acted upon, and Mr Morgan Lloyd be invited to attend the follow- ing night. He asked if one of Mr Lloyd's com- mittee would second it, when the Rev W. Lloyd (chairman) said it couldn't be on Thursday night, ae Mr Lloyd's meeting was announced for Friday night. (Cries of "Shut up," and cheers for Mr Evans and Mr Lloyd). When order was restored the chairman said, "Then take your own course and we will take ours (loud and prolonged cheering). Mr Evans said he wished for no unfairness, but did npt want to make use of Mr Lloyd's own meet- ing, and was willing that the two committees should meet and arrange for a meeting. This statement was met by the Rev W. Lloyd by saying that they would meet a Liberal but not a Conser- vative committee. The: Chairman said he was sorry to see that personalities should come from such a source (cheers). Mr F. Evans said he did not know all the gentlemen who had brought him out, but if some of them were Conservatives he had been deceived (loud cries of "No, no "). Then he said, "That gentleman who spoke (pointing to the Rev Mr Lloyd) can have but one point. Are you convinced that I am a Liberal ? Mr Lloyd said he did not know. "I told you so. Then are you convinced that Mr Morgan Lloyd is a Liberal?" He replied, "Yes." Then he said, "I suppof e you have no objection for him and me to arrange matters. I will meet Mr Lloyd to-morrow, and every effort I can use shall be used to settle with- out a contest" (the remainder of the sentence was inaudible owing to the cheering). A vote of thanks to Mr Evans and another to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. Mr Evans was again loudly cheered as he passed along the streets into his committee room. The children of the town after the meeting paraded the streets singing the praises of Mr Evans. Since yesterday, when he paid his first visit to Holyhead, he has become very popular. Mr Morgan Lloyd is expected to arrive during the night (Wednesday), and is to address a meeting of electors on Friday night. ♦—
DENBIGHSHIRE. At a large and influential meeting of the Liberal party in Denbigshire, held at Wrexham on Saturday, it was umanimously resolved that Mr Osborne Morgan, the sitting member, be adopted as the Liberal candidate, and that under existing circumstances, Sir Watkin Wynn being the only candidate brought out by the Conservatives, no second Liberal candidate will be brought forward. The meeting enthusiastic illy and unanimously pledged itself to support the candidature of Mr Osborne Morgan in the event of a contest, and passed a cordial vote of thanks to him for his past services.
DENBIGH BOROUGHS. The Liberals in these boroughs are perfectly united in their efforts to secure Sir R. A. Cunliffe's return. It will be remembered that in 1874 Mr Watkin Williams was returned by a majority of 30. This was well accounted for by the fact that he had alienated from him the temperance party, who are very numerous. On the previous occasion, when he had promised to support Sir W. Law- son's Permissive Bill, he was elected by a majority of 400. Sir R. A. Cuuliffe, by pledging himself to vote for local option and Sunday closing, has secured the support of the whole party, and, headed by Mr William Thomas and Mr C. Rocke, of Wrexham, they are doing their utmost to secure a triumph of their principles by returning him The Hon. George Kenyon has expressed himself opposed to these measures. A large and enthusiastic meeting in support of the candidature of Sir R. A. Cunliffe, Liberal was held at Holt, on Saturday evening. The meeting was addressed by Sir Robert in a very felicitous spsech, and by several influential residents in the neighbourhood. [Continuation in eighth page.]
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