MEETING AT CRICCIRTH. [rUCM OUR OWN REPORTER.] On Tuesday night Mr Love Jones-Parry ad. drv :sed a crovvdel meeting at Cricceth, The weather up to the present had remained exceed- iugly mild and favourable for the campaign, but now R sudden change took place, and, though not to tha extent to irar the proceedings of the meeting at Oriccieth, did a deal to harm the enthusiasm in the streets. Mr Parry's reception Wk1 most welcome, and the general feeling was evidently in favour of the selected candidate. The meeting wai held in the Town Hall, and on the platform as supporters were Mr Pugh-Jones, Mr John. Edwards, mayor of Pwllheli; Mr Robert Jonefl, builder,Criccieth Mr Darbishire, chairman of the Liberal Association, and the Rev. John Owen Mr John Thomas Jones, Parciau, presided, and in opening the meeting remarked that first ct all he would move a vote of condolence with the late member's family. The vote was consequently put to the meeting and agreed upon unanimously. Rev. John Owen, M.A Oriccieth, proposed the following resolution :-«That this meeting desires to express entire confidence in Mr Gladstone s Ministry, and most thorough approval of hia policy in the past, of his actiens and speeches in the present session of Parliament, and of the measures proposed by him for the future. Mr W. Bennett Williams supported the resolu- tion, and Mr W. Jones, Portmadoc, seconded it, which, on being but to the meeting, was unani mousey carried. Mr Jones-Parry then addressed the meeting, <m.d t'ave them his assurance that he would be faithful in his support to the Ministry o f Mr Gladstone. They knew what he had done when ke wis in Parliament before, and he new promised to be as firm in his Liberalism as he ever was (cheers). He then went on to refer to the topics of tho day, dealing first with the question of edu- cation in the Principality, and said that he would support the proposed measura on that matter. He thee drew attention to the bankruptcy laws, whicu, he thought, required amending. Moving on t) the question of local option, he remarked that he had been misunderstood em this subject, but he now promised to vote for the measure (cheers). Also the land laws required to be ame dad. Being a landlord himself, and being also an good terms with his tenants, he had a right to ee j a few words on the matter. He would give any aieasure having for its object the furthering of tI; interests of the farmers his most cordial aupp rt. Mr Parry went on to deal with the q ltes on of the Cloture. Hehad been misrepresented on tl > question, too, and some people who did not want ( o support his candidature tried to prejudice the e ectors on this point. He hoped to be able to do al in his power to serve them faithfully in the Hoas; of Commons. Having done this he would not t -il ashamed to come before them again in tweh: months' time to re-seek their suffrages (prol< iged cheers). Mr Wm. Williams (Manchester House) then proposed the resolution That this meeting oonsi or Mr Jones Parry a fit and proper person to repre tut the Carnarvoushire Boiougtis in Parlia- ment Th was seconded by Mr Robert Jones, con- tract and supported by the Rev. E. Jones (Oarn -von), and on being put to the meeting was passe unanimously. Tht. meeting was further addressed by Mr Darb; lire and Mr Pugh-Jones, and after a vote of than! to the chairman, proposed by Mr Jones- Parry the proceedings terminated.
T M i SORTON-PARRY AND HIS SUPPORTERS- GREAT ROWDYISM. Mr Sorton-Parry, the independent candidate, on W '.neBday night, addressed an excited meet- ing a the Guild Hall. Rev J. Spinther James, Llanc ino, a Baptist minister, who was received with ies of Turncoat," presided, and on the platfo a were Mr and Mrs Sorton-Parry, Messrs Lee 'lis, Castle Hotel; H. Richards, W. H. Owen J. Fraser, T. P. Williams, Conway; Rev Samu Roberts, Conway Mr Davies, Dolcaradog, and o er gentlemen. ThE Chairman, who obtained a hearing with difficu y, and was frequently interrupted, opened tho pi oeedings in a Welsh speech. He would tell th l why he had come there personally (voice, "MOJJ y"). He was a Liberal since his birth- (voioe: Who are you?" Another voice-to the enquir There's a fine specimen of the Car- narvon rown Council," which was answered back trom tl e gallery: "And you are a specimen of the Oe -narvon town scoundrels ")-and would always be one. At the last general election he pen laded Mr Sorton-Parry to withdraw his c&ndid. tture in opposition to Mr Bulke-ley Hughes, who had always been a mobt faithful member, promia:ng that he would do all he could for Mr Sorton-Parry when a vacancy occurred. Mr Sorton-Parry—(hisses)—now appeared before the electors as a true Welahman-(hisses and in. terruption)—and a thorough gentleman—(inter- ruption)—and he hoped he would be accorded a fair hearing, and that the electors would pass an impartial judgment upon the merits of the two O&ndiiates.; Mr Sorton-Parry said that the chairman of Mr Jonca.Parry's committee was not a borough elector was an answer to the complaint against Mr Spinther James that he was not an Rector- His enemies had packed the meetings, and had rotten eggs to pelt him. but he had sufficient friends to protect him from the dastardly attacks which had been made upon him. How was it he came there. (A Voice: No one knows.") His name had for some years been mentioned as a probable candidate; hf was invited by distinguished Liberals-and when he mentioned their names they would agree with him that they were distinguished members of the Liberal Association—to come forward. As a Carnar- von boy he had the greatest desire to represent his native borough in Parliament. Before the election of 1880 he was waited upon by several gentlemen in London, who asked him to stand for the county, which he refused, saying that his desire was to re present his native borough. It was with extreme regret tha' he had to name these gentlemen. They knew he was taunted by the enemy, and wby did those gen lemen not come forward and save him the necee.' ity of naming them ? He was oound to do it in self-'lefence. He asked those get tiemen to come forward and relieve him from the difficulty (Oriet of Name.") On Marci 9, 1880,he received tt telegram from Mr William John Pary,Maes-y- g-oea, Buugor, stating, "An intimate friend of )'O'liS aT.. i mine, who dined with you when going through London recently, informed me you would contest the Carnarvon boroughs. Kindly meet a aumberof friends to-morrow at Bangor." Who was Mr William John Parry ? (cries of A Tory," A Traitor," and "An agent for the Penrbyn Estate.") From his personal knowledge be knew Mr Parry was secretary to the Liberal Association (a voice He ran away.") He telegraphed back to Mr Parry stating he would be at Bangor at fcalf-paet four the following day. He was met bi Mr parry end other gentlemen, and adjourned to the British Hotil. Mr Parry brought Mr John Sy bert* olicitor.who put him through his political cat cii'Jm, and, this being satisfactory, said that &a v*rt*st would cost £ 1200. He (the speaker) pulled out his wallet, in which there was JE1300, and was told to get on with his address which he did as quickly as possible. The manuscript was takjn t j be corrected by Mr John Roberts, and was seat to the newspaper offices to be published. It had been asked who Mr Sorton-Parry was. He was born in Carnarvon, but his family be- longed to Lleyn. He was a thorough Liberal from the crown of his head to his heel, and a Welsh patriot. From Pwllheli he went to work, and when 13 years old he maintained himself and served his time in Liverpool. He arrived in London with less than 2<Js, and without a friend to givo him a kind word. He had plenty of pluck, aid although he had often to dine upsn a glass of water, he managed to get along. In London he met four other boys, two of whom became lord mayors and were knighted, whilst the others died worth some thousands of pounds. He had been high sheriff of Carnarvonshire, and who was better known than himselfP (cries of "Jones-Parry.") He had been the largest contractor for stores for the Indian railway, and had been largely interested in the Great Eastern (cries of "Politics.") His address contained a true ring of a Radical ("No," and inteiruption.) Referring to the Cloture, he said he had sat in all the assemblies of tie civilized world; and the House of Commons being more like a bear garden than an assembly of gentlemen, he would vote in its favour. He advocated higher education in Wales, and pro- ceeded to read his. speech being frequently inter- rupted with cries of Welsh." He promised that wherever the college was established it should have his support, and was proceeding to refer to local option, when he remarked to Mr O. O. Roberts: Here's a subject that will suit jou- the Permissive Bill (laughter). Permissive Bill (laughter). At this juncture Mr R. D. Williams eame for- ward, ana said that Mr Jones-Parry had sent him there to request them to listen to Mr Sorton-Parry that they might know what he had to say. Mr Parry then went on and asked them to take a goyl look at the man who stocd before them (laughter), that they might see a loyal and true specimen of the temperance men. Finding tem- perance a good came be consequently would be giad to vote on the question of Local Option (great disturbance, and laughter). He then went on to deal with the way in which the counties were now govo/ned by the magistrates. The "gwr boneddig" about Pwllheli made the poor men and farmers pay more than their share of the rates (cries of I I Jones Parry for ever"). There was consequently a great need for county boards. Proceeding, he said: Now I am going to the question of the franchise (voice, How long will you be "). He then went on dealing with the question, explain- ing it at some length. He wanted the franchise system perfectly equalized. A great disturbance followed, and Mr Parry, having been asked a question from the gallery said:-If you don't mind, you will make me confuse my papers (laughter). As his friend had asked him how long he would be, he wished to inform him that he would not be very long, and would move on to the merchacidize question. He would pay attention to this question if he was allowed to go to Parliament (voices: "You shan't go. ) He would leave it for them to decide whether he or Mr Jones-Parry was the more suitable man (cries: "Jones-Parry, by far," and "Jones-Parry for ever," &c.) However, he trusted the polling would show (voices: "Yes," and disturbance). The speaker then said: I thank you for the courteous listening you have given me (great up. roar). I am almost tempted to come and speak again (laughter, and continued uproar). Mr T. P. Williams (Ap Arvon) then tried to speak, when The Rev J. Alun Roberts rose in the middle of the hall, and, addressing the chairman, said: "I have sent you a written question, sir," (voices: "Answer it.") A scene followed, and amid great uproar, the audience insisted upon having Mr Roberts up to the platform. (Oiiesjof Down with Ap Arvon, Ac.") Mr Roberts then tried to speak, and the chair- man said I know what it is to speak hard my- self, and <ny friend there (pointing to Mr Roberts) knows the eame thing. I know the object Mr Roberts has in view in putting his question. (Voices: Why don't you answer it then.") Mr Sorton-Parry (to Mr Roberts): "You have come here to break the peace; you have come here to disturb the Imeeting." A great disturb- ance followed, in which Mr Parry waved his arms, an 1 seemed to speak to Mr Roberts in censuring terms, but his words, owing to the great disturb- ance and uproar, were not intelligible. (Cries of Answer the question," and general uproar). Mr Sorton-Parry tried to go on again, and was under- stood to say that he knew his friend-(uproar and confusion) he knew Mr Jones.Parry -(Three cheers for Mr Jones-Parry)—and he did not know that he had any better claims than he (the speaker) had-(voices Yes he has," &c.)-tore. present them in Parliament-(" Answer the question you have been asked "). They had no right to ask this question, and if the person who asked it was a gentleman he could not expect him to answer it (cries Yes.") Mr Roberts: I ask you to answer the question, sir. Dr Kiik's voice was then heard-amidst a great noise-to say You have exposed two gentlemen and you ought to give the name of the third. Following this a general uproar ensued, the whole audience being in a state of panic. Voices were heard to exclaim Answer the question," &c., and "Three cheers for Mr Jones-Parry which were given. Dr Kiik then persisted in bis right to address the audience from the platform, and having got there, said Ladies and gentlemen, Mr S jrton-Pany and the chairman wanted him to retire (great uproar and confusion). Dr Kirk: I will not disturb your meeting in any shape or form (cheers and applause). I was going to say that it was not right for Mr Sortoa- Parry to name two of the gentlemen who had persuaded him to come forward without giving the other name also (cheers). The Chairman then attempted to speak, and the meeting once more became uproarious. After a while, and in the midst of great rowdyism and confusion, the Chairman said to Dr Kirk: You know it would not be proper or gentle- manly for Mr Sorton-Parry to divulge all secrets and name every peraon (voices: "Why name other gentlemen" and confusion). Following this another scene ensued, and the audience cried out "Up with Dr Kiik," Up with him," &c., until at last that gentleman was again on his legs." The Chairman again refused Dr Kirk permis. sion to come forward, and said that as soon as the programme was finished they would allow him to speak (voices, Answer the question.") Mr Ap Arvon Williams then tried to get on, saying that he wa3 a Liberal to the back bone (cries Answer the question.") The Speaker There is no question (voices Yes," great dis. turbance, and "Turn him out," "Down with him(" Have your answer," &c). Mr Davies, Dolcaradog, then attempted to speak, when some one Bhouted out, A glass of water for him." He took out of his pocket two pieces of ribbon signifying the Liberal colours, and a voice from the audience asked him, "Where do you come from. w?,roia Montgomery- shire" (gleat laughter). Will you listen-(con. fusion)-I have a 6°°^ st°*7 cries: "No, no," "Down with him," "Answer VrK&n MtowJ. ex* claimed: "Go down till you get a vote, and disturbance continue'I.. „ The chairman attempted to say a few w rds, but could not be heard as the audience had become quite uproarious and enthusiastic for Mr Jones. Parry. Dr Kirk then went on to say that he should not like to hurt any gentleman's feelings but he had I a painful duty to perform. Two gentlemen had I been named as being connected with Mr Sorton. Parry's candidature, and that gentleman was in I duty bound to name the third party. He believed the third was the chief mover in the matter, and that it was him who had requested Mr Parry to come forward. n was right that Mr Sorton-Parry should name him,—not to gratify that meeting, bat in public justice. He trusted they would all listen fairly to Mr Parry, as it would be a shame for Liberals not to give him the opportunity of speaking. They were, as a party, always ready to listen to everything which was open to be fairly argued (cheers). Mr Sorton-Parry then went on to say that he kuew what the previous gentleman wanted in asking for the name of the third party. He did not believe Dr Kirk would divulge a friend's secret (cries: "Name," "Answer the question," and great disturbance). Dr Kirk asked the audience if the answer was satisfactory or not (cries: "No"). He was asked if it was gentlemanly to name a friend whe.i it was a matter of secrecy. A great disturbance followed, and another gentleman at'empted to speak but failed. Mr Walter Hughes, Bank, then appeared on the platform and wanted to say a few words. Mr Sorton-Parry wanted him to retire and a great disturbance ensued. Mr Sorton -Parry: I want you to answer me a question, Mr Hughes. You shan't speak here (great confusion). Mr Hughes I must have. Mr Parry I want you to answer me a question, first. Mr Hughes (standing on the stage waving his stick) No, I won't, sir. Mr Hughes, after a short deliberation, was al- lowed to proceed, and he said: Mr Sorton-Parry has divulged to me personally the name of the gentleman who dined with him in London. I had nothing to do whatever with his (Mr Sorton- Parry's) coming forward-then nor now (loud cheers and applause). If I had been one of the persons to call Mr Sorton-Parry to the field why should Mr Parry himself have need to ask me shortly before Mr Bulkeley Hughes's deatb- (groans)—if I would support him. I had nothing at all to do with his candidature, and I told Mr Parry at first that I would have nothing at all to do with him. I remember that on the day of the interview Mrs Sorton-Parry asked me to try and change my mind; but I told her I could not (cheers). I perhaps had something to do with him in 1880, but I told him then that I would never change my mind on the question. I told him that if he retired in 1880 in favour of Mr Bulkeley Hughes he would stand a better chance; but to say that I promised him my support unless he should be the selected candidate is quite untrue (long cheering). Dr Kirk again came forward to speak, and said If Mr Sorton-Parry had mentioned no names at all we should not have troubled him, and surely would not think of attempting to come forward to the platform. But whilst Mr Parry has mentioned two names, I don't see why should he keep back the other one. Surely the two gentlemen whom he has named did not give their sanction to have their names divulged. He could not, therefore, see why should one name be kept so private at the cost of disclosing other names. Mr Sorton-Parry (in a great confusion and uproar) I have some More revelations to make, sir (voices: "Name, Name, "Answer the question," and more rowdyism). The audience at this juncture again gave three cheers for "Mr Jones-Parry," and the whole building was filled with the echoes of "^Hurrah hurrah All Mr Sorton-Pairy's supporters then left the platform without proposing a vote of thanks to the chairman, and the vast audience shouted Jones- Parry for ever." The Rev Spinther James (the chairman), however, wished them all "good. night." As Mr Sorton- Parry and his followers quitted the oratory, the
OTHER PARTY STEPPED TO THE PLATFORM, and held a second meeting, which was, though very enthusiastic, orderly to the end. Dr Kirk was voted to tne hair, and in a short statement remarked that what they had done that evening was quite an unusual thing-they had taken possession of the enemies' camp, and that without any bloodshed (laughter and applause). They had heard Mr Sorton-Parry's views on the political questions of the day, and he was obliged to say that they were such as he could offer no dissent. Had Mr Sorton-Parry kept with politics he was sure he woula have got better hearing. He did not like to have disturbed the meeting; but Mr Parry had brought the disturbance himself by refusing to answer the questions put to him. He was asked to propose an amendment to the resolution put to the other meeting (voice: "They passed none," and laughter). He then proposed the following resolution:—"That this meeting is of opinion that Mr Jones-Parry is a fit and proper candidate to represent the Carnarvonshire boroughs ia the House of Oommons, and pledges itself to secure his return." Mr Sorton-Parry would have to be very wide-awake [or clw ho would be obliged to leave after this contest with a very unfavourable character. It was right he should see that the Liberal Association was not to be played with, and also that they were not the party who would be dictated to by any gentleman. It was right that he should find his folly in coming to contest these boroughs at the commands of one single individual who was a member of the association and who did not abide with the rules of that society. Such people would find, perhaps, in so coming forward that they had committed an error (loud cheers). The Rev J. Alun Roberts then rose to second the resolution. He was very eorry that it was his duty to rise up at the meeting as he had done; but he was quite confident and satisfied that he had asked the question gentlemantly (voice 1 Yes, honest"). The reason Mr Sorton-Parry had given for refusing to give the name asked for was—that such a thing as to divulge a secret was not gentlemanly. Was it gentlemanly for him to name the other two (voice: "That is not before the meeting and great cries of Turn that man out who intrudes upon the speaker "). Dr Kirk (in the confussion): Be quiet, please I am sure the man who uttered those words will not attack any of us. Mr O. O. Roberts: He has no right to interrupt, sir; he has come here from Montgomeryshire (confussion and laughter). Mr Roberts then went on and referred to Mr Sorton-Parry's language towards him when he first asked the question from the body of the hall He thought he had not done'as much as should call for such black guarding (cheers). It was quite uncalled for (cheers). He then referred to the claims of Mr Jones-Parry as the most suitable candidate to be elected. He was the man who had first fought their battles (cheers) and was a thorough Liberal (applause). Three cheers were then given to "Lady Jones Parry." Mr J. Davies (Gwyneddon) then addressed the meeting in support of the resolution. He was sorry to find some old friends on the platform who were on their opponent's side, and among them his aged and respected friend, the Rev Samuel Roberts (S.R.) Let them be respected, and he hoped the audience would not deal harshly with them by letting "too much steam" at them. He thought the question put forward as to the names was a very fair one. If there was anyone present who should like to ask them a question he would ask him to come forward, and the question put by them would be answered in a straightforward manner. As to the two names which Mr Sorton Parry did mention, he would like to point out that Mr W. J. Parry, the first of the two named, was the election agent of Mr Jones-Parry in H74 (cries of Shame "). He wad not a voter in the Boroughs then, neither waa he at the time when he tried to persuade Mr Sorton Parry to come out in 1880. What they had said about Mr John Roberts, Bangor, did not seem to be of any value, and appeared more of a 'farce than anything else. Mr Spinther James had come there cu take part in the meeting; but it would have. been m^Gh better if he had stayed at home (cheers). He (Mr James) had Jasked Mr Sorton-Parry to retire in 1880 in support of Mr Bulkeley Hughaa but how could he have respited Mr Bulkeley Hugliisas he said he did when he was canvass- ing jor Mr Sorton Parry before that geut.e- man's death. As for Mr StJitou-Parry he wished to congratulate hiai on his having pushed himself forward to a place of po- sition in the world. They ought all to respect him on this account (cheers). ffe gwe them to un- derstand that he had £ i2,000 shares in the Orsat Eastern (laughter), and some similar amount in the East India Company (laughter). But where had he been with th.s mouey (renewed laughter). They had not got any (cheers and M^Sorton- Parry was making a bo ist that be had had no educatiou but'did he waut the children of Wales for the generations to come to be the same (cheers). It seemed very much like it, for, with all his money he did not give a farthing towards the cause of education in Wales (" Shame," en Oh "). Had he given any of his money towards the University College of Wales (cheers, and "No"). Mr Jones- Parry had given £300 towards that institution— (cheers)-but he had not made a mention of this fact in any of his meetings (chter3) There was another thing he wished to call attention to. There was one gentleman present from Llaudlldno-who was'ajmember of the Liberal Association—working against that association, and doing what he could on their opponenta' side. He was sorry to find him (Ories, Shame "). There was besides ano- ther one to), who, he deplored to say, was present at the association meeting when the arrangements for their campaign were being discussed ("Shame"). They were men who could not be relied upon; they did what they liked, let the party go where it may. Mr Jones Parry was the man whom they had brought forward, and it was their duty to support him, which, he hoped, the greater number of them, after all, would do (cheers). Mr Charles A. Jones, solicitor, then came for ward, and in one of the most fluent speeches of the evening said that he wished to say a few words; but they would please understand that it was not on behalf of the Conservative Association that he was going to speak. What he was about to say would be on his own responsibility. He had read the addresses of the respective candidate- and be was more in favour of Mr Jones-Parry because he was a gentleman who had been born in the county and had spent all his life with them. Mr Sorton- Parry was said to have a deal of money; but he had not spent any money amongst them (cheers). They had never beard anything of him until now (cheers). He had reiused to give the name of the third gentleman whom he was asked to submit to the meeting along with the two others, und he believed there was no harm in saying that he was Mr John Evans, the proprietor of the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald (" Oh," "Oh," and "Shame," &c). Why should Mr Sorton-Parry have refused to give up his name ? Why should he keep secret the name of Mr John Evans more than the other two ? When they asked for his name he would not give it, and he thought they Were quite right in not giving him a hearing when he insisted upon keeping Mr Johft Evans's'name at the expense of exposing the other two (cries of "Shame"). Mr Sorton-Parry had said that he had been promised the support of the Liberal party. He had read the whole papers, but could not find that they had promised him any support at all (cheers). He had no claims upon the electors (cheers, and applause). Mr Jones-Parry had fought vigorously their battles upon former occasions (cheers); and he might have got the seat in the present election without the expense and trouble of a contested election, had it not been for Mr Sorton-Parry (groans). He hoped his candidature would become an actual failure. He had not answered where he was born (laughter). He hoped Mr Jones-Parry would get in (cheers). He was a proper person to represent them in Parliament (cheers). The Rev Evan Jones then addressed the meet. ing, requesting them not to treat their opponents too hard, that they were as good Liberals as they themselves were, only they happened to have fallen into "bad company" (laughter). However, he trusted this would be a proof for their enemies that it would not do for them to come and dis- turb the electors at the dictation of individuals who happened to go with them to dine (hear, and cheers). He then spoke at some length on the merits of Mr Jones-Parry as a candidate. He wished to ask the meeting if there was anyone present who wished to propose an amendment to the resolution read to them. Mr Davies, Dolcaradog, rose to propose that Mr Jones-Pawy was not the best candidate for the Carnarvonshire Boroughs. A Voice He is the best candidate. You have no vote, &c. Mr Edwards (mayor of Pwllheli): This gentle- man has no right to speak or move a resolution. Mr O. O. Roberts: He has no right to propose anything. (Confusion). A Voice: He is a paid speaker. (Uproar.). The Chairman then put the former resolution to the meeting, which was carried with but two dis- sentient votes in the whole audience. A vote of thanks was afterwards passed to the chairman for presiding.
THE REVELATIONS MADE BY MR SORTON-PARRY- We are authorized to announce that Mr John Roberts, solicitor, Bangor, contradicts the state- ment made by Mr Sorton-Parry at the Guild Hall on Wednesday last, and that he neither saw nor corrected his address.
ACTION FOR LIBEL AGAINST MR W. A. DARBISHIRE. PROCEEDINGS IN" THE POLICE COURT. The application by Mr Sorton.Parry for a criminal information for libel against Mr Darbi- shire was made at the ordinary borough petty sessions on Monday. The small court-room was crowded. Mr Allanson, accompanied by Mr Sorton- Parry and Mr G. Pugh, his election agent, was the first to arrive, and was soon followed by Mr W. A. Darbishire, with whom were Mr J. Roberts, solici- tor, Bangor, and Mr R. D. Williams, the general scretary of the Liberal Association. The magis- trates on the bench were the mayor (Alderman Rees), Captain Owen Thomas, Mr Lewis Lewis, and Dr John Williams. Mr Hugh Pugh was also on the bench, but he explained that he took no part in the proceedings, as he might be called as a witness, being one of the deputation which had waited upon Mr Sorton.Parry. The composition of the bench was, therefore, equally balanced politically, the mayor and Captain Owen Thomas being Conservatives, whilst Mr Lewis and Dr John Williams belong to the opposite school of politics. Mr Allanson said that he appeared to make a merely formal application, which, as a general rule, was not made in open court-to ask for the issue of a summons upon a criminal information for libel, which would presently be laid before the bench and be taksn down in writing by their clark. It would be necessary that he should ex- plain at the outset how the application came to be made in open court, and after calling attention to the law bearing upon the case to point out to the bench th-^t they had no option whatever but to issue the summons. The application tor a criminal information for libel was made on behalf of Mr Robeit Sorton-Parry, who was one of the magis- trates for the county of Merioneth, was soujo tirue ago the high sheriff of Carnarvonshire, avd was uow one of the candidates for the representation in Parliament of the Carnarvon Boroughs. The applicati)n, however, had nothing whatever to do with the election, quti the election, but was against Mr W. A. Darbisbi e fov a malicious libel, which they said had been written, published, and circulated, concerning Mr Sorton- Parry, and in respect of which it was asked that a summons should be granted upon a criminal in- formation under Victoria 6 and 7, sec. 5. Under the section of that act, it was not open for the defendant, as laid down by the ruling in The Queen v Garden," to say anything in defence or justification: it was only necessary to prove that the libel had been written and published by him. The circumstances under which the application came openly before the court were as follow: — On March 12, Mr Sorton-Par.y received a letter written by Mr Darbishire, which contained the following statement:—" I wish to say that what you have stated is an absolute and unmitigated falsehood." That letter was published in exienso, as an advertisement, in a newspaper, and further publicity was given to it by yellow placards, which were posted all about the town, and which did not bear the printer's imprint. Mr Sorton-Parry had therefore deemei it his duty-and he did so with a great deal of regret-to protect his character from the aspersion which had thus been cast upon it, and on the first day after the receipt of Mr Darbisbire's letter he called upon the speaker to ascertain his opinion on the matter. He was from home, attending Portmadoc County Court, but on the following day, accompanied by Mr Sorton- Parry, he appeared before the mayor and laid the information. The mayor, being the returning officer for the boroughs, acted with wisdom and discretion, and declined to sign the summons asked for, thinking it was a matter to come before the court, so that the court and not an individual magistrate might take upon himself the tespon- sibility of issuing the summons. He (the mayor), therefore, directed that the application should that day be made in open court. No evidence would be taken, aud all that haa to be done that day would be to put in the letter which Mr Sorton-Parry would say he received from Mr W. A. Darbishire, by whom he believed it to be written, and the court would then decide whether, in its opinion, there was sufficient in the language of that letter to constitute a libel. The only question, there- fore, before the court was whether there was a prima facie case that the letter was libellous. Had the words constituting the alleged libel been used by themselves it might have been a less serious matter, but there was sending the letter for publication, and issuing placards containing such a charge against Mr Sorton-Parry, who was an honourable man, but who, if what was true that was said about him in that letter, was not fit to associate with respectable company, much less to have the honour of a seat in the House of Com- mons, seeing that his reputation and character had been injured by the charge that he had been guilty of direct and absolute falsehood. The time might come, long after the election bad passed over, when the placards and letter might fall into the hands of people elsewhere, and what would be thought of Mr Sorton-Parry if it was not shown that he had attempted to contradict the statements made therein? The charge, might be raked up against him again and again. After quoting sev- eral judgments as to what constituted a malicious libel, Mr Allan son said that the summons must issue, but having regard to the gravity of the charge- the information being criminal, and laying the defendant open to fine and imprisonment—he was willing that every opportunity should be given to him to consult his legal advisers, and that the hearing of the summons should be fixed on a day convenient to Mr Darbishire. He (Mr Allanson) contended that the application could not be mixed up with politics; it had nothing to do with the election, but was a personal matter between Mr Darbishire, who had lost his temper and maligned the reputation and character of Mr Sorton-Parry. He suggested that the summons should be return- able on Thursday, otherwise it must come before the magistrates in ordinary form at the weekly sessions on the following Monday. Mr Sorton- Parry regretted the necessity of taking these pro- ceedings; but why should the letter have been advertised and placarded about the town, with the knowledge that it would be humiliating and galling to Mr Sorton-Parry and his friends ? When it was found, as it must have been, to be hurting the feelings of Mr Sorton-Parry and his friendc, why were not thos3 placards at once torn down, and the mistake which had been made in the matter set right ? The letter and placards were then put in, the information for libel being based upJn the following words:—"I feel it my duty therefore to give your statement a most unqualified denial. I wish to say that what you have stated is an absolute and unmitigated falsehood. P.S.- I shall send a copy of this leter for publication." Mr John Roberts said that he appeared on be- half of Mr Darbishire, but his mouth was closed, the application for the summons being made ex- parte, so that he had no loeut standi at present. If the bench decided upon granting the summons he should Jike to be heard as to the day upon which it should be made returnable. The magistrates, after a brief consultation with their clerk (Mr C. A. Jones) said that the summons as asked for would issue. The mayor wished to state that wnat had ap- peared in two or three newspapers as to what occurred when the application for the summons was made to him was not quite correct. It had been said that he refused to grant the summons because he was a Conservative. In justice to Mr Sorton- Parry he was bound to say that there was nothing said about his being a Conservative. Mr Sorton-Parry said that he desired to thank his worship for the explanation. A certain section of the press, for some reason —— Mr J. Roberts (interrupting) said that Mr Sor. ton-Parry had no right to make any speeches in that court He applied, now that the summons had been granted, that it should not be made re- turnable until after the election. The matter, notwithstanding what Mr Allanson had stated, it must be obvious to every one's mind, clearly rose out of the election..Mr Darbishire was the presi. dent of the Liberal Association, and he would of course be very much engaged until the election had come to an end, and the like remark applied to himself. If, as Mr Allanson argued, this was merely a per,s mal matter between the parties, there could be ) ) reason whatever why it should be pressed on at once. Even assuming that upon the hearing of the summons the case went to the length of a committal to the assizes, the case could not come on for hearing until July. If the case was now gone into it would only increase the turmoil and excitement inseparable from an election. Mr Allanson applied that the summons should be returnable on Monday, which was the ordinary day. Why should there be any exception mado because Mr Darbishire happened to be the defen- dant? If it suited Mr Darbishire the case might be taken on Thursday. It was after all a very small matter. Mr J. Roberts said that Mr Allanson spoke witn two voices at one time representing charge was exceedingly grave and iroP0.. an at another that it was a mere nothing (1 fJ )• The court must see that its proces3J? 7 way abused, and he had never kn^H wh^ et^ which such an objection was t „ application was made by the defendant. Here was an election coming on, an't didate taking out a summons of his opponent's committee, which in itself raised the strong presumption and suspicion that this was merely an expedient to bring one of the can- didates into notice and notoriety. If there was no ulterior purpose in view, why force on the matter before the election ? He urged the expediency of deferring the hearing until after the heat of the election; but if it was desired to bring into notor- iety cne of the candidates, and so excite a feslinf? on hia behalf, it was easily understood why the matter should be pressed on with so much haste. Sir Allanson asked whether it was right that the vi tr Si^e 8^oa^ be permitted to continue the V.u d Pressjed that the case should be heard w itnout unnecessary delay. ^^r father discussion, the Mayor announced that the hearing of the summons would come on at the uexoiordinary petty sessions, on Monday. Mr Allanson remarking that his client reserved an right of prosecuting other persons publishing the -libel, r Mr J. Roberts said that he was quite welcome to do so, and the parties then left the court, no dis- play of feeling being exhibited by either side.
RUTHIN^ MARCH FAIR.-Thia fair was h id on Tuesday aiid Weduesaay last. Oa Tuesday there was a good attendances of farmers and dealers generally, as well as a fair supply of stock. Cattle of good quality soH well, but others of inferior kind could hardly be sold at all. The weather, which up to the present bad continued exceedingly mild, was most unpropitious. DR HEES, CHESTER, AT THE Independent the In<wRees (Hiraethog) prea hed twice at Tw™ P^n £ ent chaPel on Sunday last, and on SSM* *o11° wing delivered a leotSe £ It i Rai f,ge yet a fair congregation an Man bfh^8or.totJ"e presided oyer J! p ,e mayor. The rev gentleman spoke at some length, the chief point of the lecture being, that man in every condition of life has leund religion in some shape or other, essential to his happiness, which goes far to prove that he is immortal A vote of thanks to the lecturer was proposed by Rev G. Jones (W.)., and seconded by Rev I. James (B.), and to the chair- man by Dr liees, seconded by Rev D. Johns.
prtjfs, Jprriagcs, Stti> ftat&s. BIRTHS. Hughes—March 14, the wife of Mr G. R. Hughes, Board hchools, Bethel, near Carnarvon of a daughter-firstborn. Jones—March 10, the wife of Mr G. W. Jones, Voelgron Schorls, near Pwllheli, of a daughter. Joues—March 11, the wife of Mr Edward Jones,. Ty Isaf, BodSari, of a daughter. Liimley -iNi-irch 13, the w;fe of Mr James Lumley, 11, Garncns-street, Carnarvon, of a son. Parry-March 13, at 116, Herschell-street, Ever- ton, Liverpool, the wife of Mr Richard Parry, of a daughter. Price—February 14, at Erskine-terrace, Conway, the wife of-Mr Edward C. Price, of a son. Roberts—March 17, at Church-road, Watford, Herts, the wife of Mr William Roberts, former- ly of Liverpool, of a son. Williams—March 19, at 17, Dalkeith-street, Liver- pool, the wife of Mr Charles Williams, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. Barrs-Griffiths-March 14, at St Michael's Church, Aberystwith, by the Rev J. H. Davies, Mr Thomas Barrs, Eccles, to Mrs Griffiths, Manchester. Davies-Price-March 10, at the Registrar's Office, Carnarvon, by Mr Daniel Thomas, registrar, Mr Josuah Davies, Tal-y-sarn to Miss Mary Jane Price, Prince Llewelyn-terrace. Llanllyfni. Ellis-Roberts-March 10, at the Registrar's Office, Carnarvon, by Mr Daniel Thomas, regia. trar, Mr Thomas Ellis, Cavour-terrace, Tal-y- sarn, to Miss Ellen Roberts, Bryn'refail, Dol- benmaen. Jones-Willíams-March 10, at Jerusalem Chapel, Llanerch-y-medd, by the Rev J. Venmore Williams, Mr Robert Jones, Brynteg, Rhos- colyn, to Miss Mary Williams, Bodior, Rhos- colyn. Lloyd—Jones—March 15, at Tabernacle Chapel, Aberystwith, by the Rev T. Levi, in the pres- ence of Mr John Jones, registrar, Tal-y-bont, Mr David Lloyd, builder, Bridge-street, Aber- ystwith, to Miss Elizabeth Jones, Bryntirion Villa, Penglais-road, formerly of Ynys Capel, Tal-y-bont. Thomas-Griffiths-March IS, at Ebenezer, Swan- sea, by the Rev W. Griffiths, Yarmouth (brother of the bride), assisted by the Rev D. S. Thomas, Lianfair (brother of the bride- groom), and the Rev John Thomas, Swansea, the Rev John Evan Thomas, minister of the Italian Free Church in Sassari, Sardinia, to Miss Margretta Griffiths, Eaton-crescent, Swansea. Williams-Hughes-March 10, at the Parish Church, ilandegla, by the Rev J. Owen, rector, William Oliver, eldest son of Mr Edward Williams, Wiexham-street, Mold, to Catherine, second daughter of the late Mr Hugh Hughes, Plas Newydd, Llangollen, DEATHS. Anthony—March 11, Joshua, son of Mr John Anthony, cabinet maker, Trefcastell, aged 18. Bartley-March 19, at Anfield, Liverpool, aged 86, Mary, relict of Mr John Bartley, Connah's Quay. Edwards-Lately, aged 31, at Willow-street, Oswestry, John, son of Hugh and Mary Edwards, North End Cottage, Llansilin. Evans-March 15, aged 79, Catherine, relict of Mr W. Evans, Murpoeth, Llangian, LIeyn. Hughes-March 12, aged 79, Mr John Hughes. Factory, Llanfachraeth. Hughes-March 14, Mr Robert Hughes, Fronwen, Ab *rllefeni, aged 69. Hughes—March 19, the wife of Mr R. Hughes, dmggist, Llangefni. Jones—March 17, at 10, New-street, Mold, aged 67, Arabella, relict of Mr Hugh Jones, printer and bookseller, Mold. Patrick—March 12, at George-street, New Quay, Mrs Patrick, relict of Mr J. Patrick, Lion Hotel. Peters—March 13, aged 80, at Llanbadarn village, Mrs Elizabeth Peters. Roberto-March 16, at 21, Pugin-street, Walton- road, Liverpool, aged 28, Elizabeth Anne, wife of Mr John H. Roberts. Williams-March 17, aged 66, Mr Rowland Wil- liams, Minffordd, Llangoed.
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