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A NT I CI PA TED. It does not require any very extra- ordinary faculty of pre-vision to forecast the result of the Carnarvon election. Certainly not as much as it did for the witches in Macbeth to foretell the advancement of the Thane of Glamis to the Crown of Scotland. The result will be Mr Love Jones- Parry's return by a sweeping majority and a defeat for Mr Sorton-Parry of a correspondingly conclusive character. Do not let it be imagined, however, that a victory even of this sort can be accomplished without effort and deter- mination. Self-confidence is no doubt a valuable virtue when regulated with discretion,but when trusted in implicity, and without the slightest regard for surrounding circumstances, it very often lands us in awkward predica- ments. The Liberals must concentrate their full strength by Tuesday; every available vote must be recorded in favour of Mr Jones-Parry, and the victory made as complete as possible. The absolute necessity for this may be doubted, but the moral neccessity must be admitted. This is not a contest between two gieat rival parties. It is a contest between a party and a fac- tion of a party, and brought about by the vagaries of a political adventurer. The Liberal:, of Carnarvonshire, there- fore, are called upon to decide whether the party or the faction shall conquer. We hope they will give their decision in a manner that will leave no doubt of the unity that prevails in their ranks, and the steadfastness of the faith with which they cling to their political creed. Although Mr Sorton-Parry's cry seems to be Gnerra al cuchillo, he has, so far, only given us one exposition of hic political views—except, indeed, we take into account the embryo senti- ments contained in that very novel document, his address And we are inclined to think that the result of his first meeting ought, if he be made of II penetrable stuff," to convinced him of the utter hopelessness of his ill-con- ceived candidature. On the other hand, Mr Jones-Parry has made a triumphant tour of the boroughs; he has delivered a series of practical addresses, and has met with a reception which even a scion of the house of Madryn should be proud of. The meeting of his supporters at the Pavil- ion on Monday night was a splendid gathering, looked at from any point of view. His speech was listened to with the most rapt attention, and left a decided impression on the vastaudience. But what about Mr Sorton-Parry's abortive attempt to captivate the affec- tions of his friends and supporters at the Guild Hall on Wednesday night ? Mr Sorton Parry is by no means gifted with the" silvery tongue of eloquence." His delivery has a dull monotony about it, and even -in his sublimest efforts to excel himself he fails ignomin- iously. With the large audience that was assembled to hear him on Wednes- day he should, in common-place phraseology, have made his mark. Well, he did to a certain extent, but we are afraid in a contrary manner to what he intended. With many of Mr Sorton-Parry's political views we have no fault whatever to find. That he is a staunch Liberal in intention we thor- oughly believe, but it is absurd to profess Liberalism and not act up to the principles which it involves. Mr Sorton-Parry opened his some- what prolix harangue with a highly coloured biographical sketch of him- self. He was a Carnarvon boy," and the predominating wish of his heart j was to represent his nativeborough In St. Stephens. We admire the feel-i ings by which Mr Sorton-Parry is prompted in his ambition; but we do not admire the impulse which urges him to act upon it. After overcoming a succession of difficult- ies in his early youth he proceeded to London, something after the fashion of the immortal Wittington, and there he plunged into the tide of human affairs which, taken at the flood as Shakespere tells us, "leads on to fortune." All this is no doubt very interesting, and would be highly ac- ceptable to the readers of Men of our Time, but served out to the electors of j Carnarvonshire in the heat and tumult j of an election it is nothing less than nausea. No wonder then there were Series of <c politics when Mr Sorton-j Parry was commencing to relate his | "commercial experiences." With re- ¡ gard to his candidature,he showed that in 1880 he had been asked by the leaders of the Liberal party to become a candidate for the Boroughs, and had only retired on the distinct under- standing that he should be the accept- ed champion of their cause when a vacancy again occurred. In connection with this explanation he mentioned the names of two out of three of the leaders who had favoured his can- didacy, but declined to name the third —no doubt for a sufficient reason, which may be easily guessed. When the election is over when Mr Sorton- Parry finds himself in a hopeless minority; when his agents and his canvassers have to be paid—will he I, then tell us what gratification he could have experienced in rushing in where Pope tells us 11 angels fear to tread."
3[JT I THE KEVEUTIOXS MADE Br MR I SORTON-PARRY- It will te seen ta another column 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. }
CARNARVON ELECTION. GREAT LIBERAL MEETINGS- I CONSERVATIVE COLLAPSE. CARNARVON, THURSDAY. Long before the nomination of candidates took place on Wednesday morning it was a foregone conclusion that the Conservative wire-pullers had determined to abandon all hope of being able to find an aspirant to champion their cause. The name of Mr Robinson, a local quarry proprietor, was mentioned at the last moment, but the! dispirited leaders of the party had either become too apathetical to fight the battle, or j the rumour was a Tory subterfuge, for Mr Robinson has not been nominated. Con- trary to a generally expressed opinion Mr Sorton-Parry has suffered himself to be nominated, and of course, abortive as his chances of success are, he will figure at the poll on Tuesday. Amongst the nominators of Mr Love Jones-Parry were Mr Hugh Pugh, Carnarvon, and Mr John Roberts, solicitor, Bangor, Previous to the great demonstration at the Pavilion on Monday night the meetings held at Nevin, Pwllheli, Bangor, and Conway in support of Mr Jones-Parry's candidature were on a com- paratively small scale, and the candidate addressed his audiences in a colloquial vernacular. Very seldom has there been a more enthusiastic political meeting in Wales than the one on Monday night. There could have been no less than 4,000 persons I present, and the reception accorded Mr Jones-Parry, Mr William Rathbone, M.P., and Mr Darbishire, was of that hearty and genuine nature which is eminently characteristic of Carnarvonshire Liberals. Mr Rathbone in his speech forcibly reminded Welsh Liberals the duty of being thoroughly loyal to their principles at the present moment, and of strengthening the hands of the Government in their struggle with' obstruction, by avoiding even the semblance of disunion. At this moment Mr Rathbone's reminder is just in place. Though, strictly speaking, there is no contest for the representation of the Ljroaghs, the constituency is disturbed by the conflicting claims of Mr Jones-Parry and Mr Sorton-Parry, each of whom asserts his right to the suffrages of the Liberal party, though on very different grounds. Mr Jones-Parry is the accepted and recognized candidate of the party, whilst Mr Sorton-Parry has no such claim upon the support of the constituency. Herein is a distinction which Mr Rathbone makes the text for a stirring appeal; for the removal of all dissensions from the Liberal ranks at a moment when thorough union is especially called for. Mr Jones-Parry delivered a manly and practical address, in especially called for. Mr Jones-Parry delivered a manly and practical address, in which, as he had been misunderstood in one of his previous speeches, he re- explained his views on the Cloture and on the question of local option. His retaliation on the local newspaper that had broken allegiance with the Liberal party, and designated him a political weather-cock," etc., was received with a storm of applause, and the proprietor of the print in question, who took up his position on the platform with an air of mock heroism, was I made the subject of a pretty general j demonstration of ill-favour. "I can't be expected to supply editors with brains said Mr Jones-Parry, and the remark seemed to be concurred in all round. That the Conservatives have made strenuous efforts to avoid a surrender there can be little or no doubt As late as Tues- day last they held a meeting, and it may be surmised" with at least some degree of probability that it was on this occasion they accepted the inevitable w _~es^ grace they could. It is a pity Mr barton-Parry did not take the name discreet course as the Conservatives, instead of entering the field for the mere sake of making a metaphorical flourish of the sword. As an instance of the unpopular light in which the last- named gentlemaxrs candidature is viewed ia Pwllheli, it may be stated that when he visited that town on Saturday afternoon his agent in advance endeavoured to secure a brake and pair to meet him on his arrival by the 4.45 train, but was refused point blank by the proprietors of the three chief hotels. Mr Sorton-Parry held his first public meeting at the Guild Hall on Wednesday night. The building was crammed, and the greatest disorder .prevailed, in conse- quence of Mr Sorton- Parry refusing to give up the name of "the third party.1" At the conclusion of Mr Parry's meeting the Liberals took possession of the platform, and a vote of confidence in Mr Love Jones- Parry was passed with great enthusiasm.
DEMONSTRATION AND MEETING AT PWLLHELI. [FROM OUt OWN REPORTER.] Mr Jones-Parry visited Pwllheli on Friday, and was made the subject of a remarkable demonstra- tion, his carriage being dragged through the principal streets of the town, preceded by numer. ous bands of juveniles, who had been trained to sing verses in his honour. The public meeting was held in front of the Tower Hotel, the Town Hall being too small to accommodate 'the numbers assembling on the occasion. The candidate was supported by the mayor of Pwllheli (Mr John Edwards), Messrs R. Roberts (Lord Newborough's agent), R. Pughe-Jones, barrister; R Jones, banker; and other leading Liberals. Mr Richard Roberts, the president, after paying a fitting tribute of respect to the late Mr Bulkeley Hughes, referred to the candidature of Mr Jones- Parry, iu whom the electors of Pwllheli found an old friend and neighbour. A better candidate than he it was difficult to get, having already proved himself a good and usdul member of Parliament. After his triumphant return in 1868, Mr Jones- Parry associated himself with sound legislation by supporting Mr G.adst Due's Government in passing the Ballot Act, the disestablishment of the Irish Church, and other treasures which had proved of incalculable benefit t J the nation at large. He hoped that scon efforts would be made te disestablish the Church in Wales, and if returned to Parlia- ment they would find Mr Love Jones. Parry sup- poiting any bill which migiat be introduced in that respect (cbsers). It was gen rally asked what interest Lord Newborough took in the present political content. His lordship takes a very keen interest in this contest, as the following letter, which he had received from his lordship's son would show:— Glynlliton, Carnarvon, March 16, 1882. Dear Sir,—I pester dap sent off a telegram to Mr Jones- Parry, to the Crowa Hotel, Pwllheli, as I thought he niighu make it public at the meeting in the afternoon, It waR a message from his Lordship, and runs thus- Your loving god father wishes you every imaginable success, including utter confusion to your enemies, and that you may be ablii to put an everlasting e xtinguisher on Mr Sorton-Parry and all other upstarts, either Whig or Torv. Amen." You can publish this message — Yours truly, FREDERICK WYNN. (Cheers.) That an extinguisher would be put on Mr Sorton-Parry there W83 not a shadow of a doubt, nd Mr Jones- Parry would be triumphantly returned (cheers). Mr Jones-Parry was received with loud and prolonged cheering. In the course of a brief Welsh address he acknowledged the kind manner in which the electors of Pwllheli had received him that dav. Turning to polit-cal questions, he said that to his own countrymen the most im. portant of these was that of higher and inter- mediate education in Wales (hear, kear). Evidence had been taken and the matter ¡ thoroughly sifte I by the recent commission, who made several recommendations dealing, among, other things, with the establishment of colleges in North and South Wales respectively. He ardently supported these resolutions,and should he be returned to Parliament would vote for a bill supplying his fellow-countrymen with what they have long needed in this respect (cheers). Dealing with the question of the formation of county boards, he thought it was only just that the ratepayers sheuld have a voice in the administration of those county matters which were now exclusively dealt with by the magistracy. During his previous parliamentary career he had voted for a measure favouring the formation of such boards, but the Government did not see their way clear to passing that measure. It was the intention of the present Government to introduce a bill dealing with this subject, which would be heartily supported by him. The bankruptcy laws greatly needed reforming, and a bill to amend them would meet with his approval and support as would also that of local option. He was strongly in fav ur of assimilating the county and borough franchise, believing as he did that at present a sectiou of the ratepayers suffered considerable injustice. However, this question would not be taken up by the Government for sometime, as measures relating to the franchise are deferred until the approaching dissolution, in order that the question may be settled by an appeal to the country. A measure granting to tenant farmers equ table compensation for any improvements maae by them and at their own expense on their holdings, deserved the attention of Parliament, and ought to be passed without delay. Doubtless they had all read his address, in which was contained his political principles' therefore he would not prolong his observations. However, he might say that those principles were not new to them, although perhaps they were stronger now than ever. Since last he claimed I their suffrages he remained unchanged as a Liberal (hear, hear). The old coat still remained unturned. It had not yet worn out, but would last as long as its owner (cheers). Should they honour him with a seat in Parliament they would not regret the selection, and his constant aim would not regret the selection, and his constant aim would be to represent them as faithfully as he did after being returned in 1868. Neither Tory nor Liberal could say that he had not made good I his promises, or that he had failed to fulfil what he had undertaken to do (cheers). Mr D. E. Davies proposed "That this meeting is of opinion that Mr Love Jonea-Parry Is a fit ana proper person to represent the Carnarvonshire Boroughs in Parliament, and that we pledge our- proper person to represent the Carnarvonshire Boroughs in Parliament, and that we pledge our- selves to secure his return." All knew of the Madryn||family and its principles, and Mr Jones- Pairy was a worthy chip of tne old block ^Ueers). Mr Damerel seconded the resolution, comment- ing upon the services which Mr Jones-Parry had tendered to the Liberal party by fighting to upset Toryism in 1868. Toryism in 1868. I Mr Robert Jones supported the resolution, and 1 expressed his regret that the candidature of Mr Jones-Parry was being opposed by a person pro- fessing to be a Liberal, and who had not the slightest claim on the constituency. Mr R. Pugh-Jones, speaking in English, said that he understood that some objected to Mr Jones-Parry becaune'he was not one of the people. They, as working men, certainly kuew that those who were born noble and supplied with the good things of this world could also feel for the people —and, indeed, more so than those brought up among the people. Servants found a much better El ace in the house of the old squire than in the onse of a man who domineers over people and has attained a position with which he is not quite satisfied. There had been some misunderstanding as to the question of local option in connection with the present contest. Nobody wanted to frighten the publicans, for the bill was not intended to shut up all the public-houses. The supporters of local option only claimed that, with the view to prevent too many public-houses being opened, the right Of c^'utroling them now Tested in the magistrates should be transferred to county boards, which, being elected by the ratepayers, would take care that the wishes of the ratepayers were conform- ed with.Tuc chairman after vards put the vote to the meeting and it was cirried with acclama- tion. The Mayor of Pwllheli announce"! having received a letter from Lady Jones.Penry, in which her lady- ship said, I hope my dear son will be M.P. I am sure the people I love so well will be true to the house of Madryn, and particularly to their faithful friend Love Jcnes-Parry; \?ho lives amongst them, specks their language from childhood, and is de- voted to his uatlve land. Ttll them so to-night. and that it will gladdeu my heart in my illness to ¡ s< • him their member I am a Liberal to tl o biik- bone, and have done much for them with my late lamented husband" (cheers). Mr Jones-Parry proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, which was seconded by Mr Bennet- Jones, Portmadoc, who stated that at Criccieth the general feeling of Liberals and Conservatives was favourable to the candidature of the Squire of Madryn. T e Chairman having acknowledged it, the meeting terminated, the juvenile choristers sing- ing" See the Conquering Hero comes," and lustily cheering Mr Jones Parry.
MR LOVE JONES-PARRY AT CON'WAY. ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION. [FKOM OUR OWN EBPORTBR.J On Saturday evening Mr Love Jones-Parry visited C nway, where he addressed a meeting of his supporters, and was most enthusiastically re- ceived. The town was profusely decorated with flags, and presented a very animated appearance. On the train arriving in the station which conveyed Mr Parry from Bangor, crowds of people, headed by the Conway Brass Band, escorted the candidate to the Market Hall, where the proceedings were shortly afterwards commenced. The large market hall was crowded to excess, and a great number of persons were unable to gain admittance. The chair was occupied by the Rev L. Owen, and the other gentlemen on the platform were Messrs Love Jones-Parry, C. Bugbird, Carnarvon; William Hughes, Conway; R. Pugh-Jones, Criccieth; H. L. Squires, Llandudno; R. Thomas, Bryntirion; Edward Jones, mayor of Conway; R. Fisher, Samuel Roberts, G. Dempster, Dr Bold Williams, Llandudno, &c. Mr W. Hughes was asked to move the first re solution, but, being temporarily indisposed, Dr Bold Williams did so, which was, "That this meeting hereby expresses its deep regret at the death of William Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., late member for the Carnarvon Boroughs, aud will ever hold in grateful remembrance the va!uable services he has rendered to his country, and more particularly to the Liberal cause in Carnarvonshire. This meeting further desires to express its sincere sympathy and heartfelt sorrow with his widow and family in their bereavment." They all kuew what a loss they had sustained through the death of Mr Bulkeley Hughes, who had been a well-tried man, and one ever ready at their call to do a good turn to any poor boj iu the neighbourhood (hear, hear). Apart from political principles, he assisted those wko were deserving of help, and he (the speaker) had no doubt but that there were many present who could testify tliut their success in life was in the first pla- e produced by the interest Mr Bulkeley Hughes manifested in their welfare (applause). The resolution ifter being secouded by Mr Owen Owen, was carried, unanimously. Mr Squires moved the next resolution, "That this meeting heartily approves of the selection of the Central Committee of Mr Love Jones-Parry as the Liberal candidate for the Carsarvonshire Boroughs (hear, hear). They would all be aware that there had been in the Conservative organs a good deal said against the decision of the Liberal Association; which had not been binding upon the Liberal electors, and the object of that resolution now was to do away with that idea. He wanted them to understand that the vote of the Liberal delegates at Carnarvon was a vote which distinctly and wholly represented the Liberal voters in the various boroughs, and only that (hear, hear). At a meeting held at Conway the beginning of last week, they would hear of nobody but Jones- Parry, and he believed Mr Parry was regarded all over the boroughs as a 'great favourite by the delegates, who were now working as hard as they could for him (applause). He (the speaker) had been asked bj many persons as to Mr Parry's canvass, and had found only one person who was not sure whether he would vote for Mr Love Jones Parrv or not. He, therefore, did not know where Mr Sorton-Parry's supporters were to come from (laughter). Speaking about Mr Sorton-Parry's candidature, the speaker said Mr Parry might be a good man, an able man, or a man well qualified to represent them—-he did not say a word against him on those grounds; but who had asked him to stand ? That was the question (a cry of Nobody"). How then, in the name of common decency, could he propose to come forward to split the Liberal camp? He was sorry to say that a mem- ber of their own committee and of the association at Llandudno was supporting Mr Sorton-Parry, but he could not himself conceive how these men, if they were doing their duty to their association, could support such a candidate. He had just heard that it seemnJ doubtful whether Mr Love Jones-Parry would be opposed but whether there was any opposition or not, he thought all should agree with the resolution, and say that they ap proved of the f election of the Central Committee in asking Mr Love Jones Parry to stand as the Liberal candidate (applause). Mr Samuel Roberts, Llandudno, seconded. He would not have been present that evening were it not for one unfortunate occurrence, and that was a political insanity-he. could call it nothing less— that had taken possession of some two or three I Liberals in Llandudno (hear, hear) and it was with a feeling of sorrow when he firtt hoard it, in fact, followed by humiliation, tinged almost with withering contempt, that cuused h m to be present to disclaim entirely on the part of the Liberal party in Llandudno anything whatever to do with the action that had been followed by those gentleixen. Tie would, venture to gay at the pre- sent in' inent that they were not true Liberals, but traitors to their principles ar.d a disgrace to their party (hear, hear). He regretted the necessity of speakiug so plainly, but there were crises that occurred when it was "lecessary for them to speak plainly when they found men who were looked upon as lights of the party supporting what he called a f,rce of a candidature, and causing trouble to the proper party (hear, hear). It was then time to speak out and tell those gentlemen that their conduct they utterly repudiated, and called it disgraceful (applause). He stated that because there were one or two or three black sheep in Llan tudno (laughter), don't let them suppose that they were all the same. He liked to fi8|^ also, but when he did he liked to fight with su5>" stance and not with shadows (laughter and hear, hear). The self-appointed candidate for the boroughs was going to the poll, and ho (the speaker) hoped he would, because he had been troubling Carnarvon for years when elections came on, and it was now time to have finished with him, and send him back duly marked and labelled, and he would then know what they thought of him. The advice he gave three weeks ago, when he was introduced to Mr borton- Parry, was, if Mr Sorton-Parry has any money to fpare, let him throw it into the nearest pond, because he would save himself a great deal trouble, as he had not the ghoat of a chance in the Carnar- von Boroughs. He claimed for the Liberals of Llandudno that they TATP true to P. man, and he did not wish th?m to believe that they were black because a few wore painted so (cheers). The resolution fterwards put and curried with acclamation. Mr Jones-Pirry, who was enthusiastically re- ceivea, briefly replied in the vernacular. After referring to the death of Bulkeley Hughes, who for many years had dons good on all sides, he said they were now called upon to elect his succedsor. T The question of most pressing import- ance to Waleq at present was that of education (hear, her;. The Government, as it was well known, had recommended colleges for North and South Wales, and he need hardly say that if returned he would bring his previous parliamentary experience to bear, and give the matter his cordial support (applause), Aucltherpresfling subj ect was Mr Gladstone's promied bill in favour of county fiuauce boards, which would enable ratepayers to deal with county matters instead of having them vested in the magistracy (hear, hear). He ap. proved of the bill when he previously sat in Parliament, and naturally would do thu same again if returned (cheers). There were also the bankruptcy laws which required amending, and in mentioning that question he did not wish that the Conway people should need such law, amended or otherwise (laughter and cheers). He was in favour of the assimilation of the county and borough franchise, and would also support a measure which would compensate tenant farmers for any improve- ments made by thfm during their tenancy. He would also support all measures at present before the house, and others for future occasions, such as I local option, which would have his careful considera- tion. He would s- pport the new rules of regulating procedure on debates in the house, which went by the French name of c'ôture the meaning of which in their language was 11 shut up (loud laughter). He would also give support to everything that appeared to be for the benefit of the public at large (hear, hear). In conclusion, he said they had seen in his address that he had not in the least repented of his polit cs,and he efco Id ever euppoit Mr] Gladstone and the Liberal parl y to the best of his power and ability, as he had previously done (hear, hear). He was happy and proud to say that no one, either on their side or on the other, had ever ventured to come forward and accuse him of having, during his six years of Parlia- mentary life, falsified one iota of the prou ise he made when last elected (bear, hear), and he hoped that that would never be said of him, if so he should retire from politics altogether (cheers). Mr Fisher next proposed "That, having heard Mr Jones Parry's sentiments, this meeting renolves that he is a fit and proper person to represent these boroughs in Parliament, and considers it to be the duty of all true Liberals to give him their united and enthusiastic support" (applause). Dr Bold Williams, in seconding, remarked that Mr Sorton Parry's chance of success of represett.ing the constituency would have been far greater if he I had waited until he was asked to be a candidate (hear, hear). The resolution was put and carried with much enthusiasm. On the motion of Mr Jones-Parry, seconded by Mr G. Pugh, a vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, after which the proceedings terminated.
GREAT MEETING AT BANGOR. [FROM OUR OWN REPORTER. J The Penthyn Hall, Bangor, was crowded in all parts on Saturday evening, when Mr Love Jones- Parry, the selected Liberal candidate, addressed, I amid the greatest possible enthusiasm, the first meeting held in the city during the present cam- paign. The meeting was convened with the express intention of giving the working classes an opportunity of hearing Mr Jones-Parry set forth his views on imperial and local questions, but the I audience was by no means composed of the labour- ing classes, many most influential townsmen I occupying seats in the hall. The chair was taken ¡I by Mr John Roberts (who was a likely candidate), and amongst those present were Messrs John Roberts (Menai View), W. C. Davies, Thomas Lewis (chairman of the local board), Morgan Richards, William Thomad (agent of the United Kingdom Alliance), G. Pugh (Llandudno), John Thomas (Normal College), Robert Hughes (Plas Llwyd), Owen Morris, David Richards, M. Davies, and J. Davies (Carnarvon). The Chairman said he was glad to see such a large attendance, and what promised to be, and undoubtedly would be, an exceedingly enthusiastic meeting (cheers). They were there that evening to consider and to concert measures for electing a fit and proper person to represeat Bangor and the other contributory boroughs in Carnarvonshire in Parliament. Before they proceeded to the chief object of the meeting, it was only fit to make a passing reference to the loss they had sustail ed by the death of their late member, Mr Bulkeley Hughes. A Parliamentary election meeting in the borough of Bangor had now become a new thing to them (cheers). It was very nearly fifteen years tince there had been a contested election, and the long peace that had reigned amongst them had been owing, un- had reigned amongst them had been owing, un- questionably, to the respect and esteem in which their late member was held by all parties (cheers). Mr Bulkeley Hughes was well-known to them all-a familiar figure amongst the people -and he might say that he was known to several genera- tions in Baagor before an v one in that room was able to take any active part in public matters (cheers). He had now been taken from them, and as the world rested or waited for no man, they were now called upon to elect a gentleman in his place. As they already know, there were two candidates who asked their suffrages—Mr Love Jones Parry and Mr Sorton-Parry (applause and hisses). One of tli-se gentlemen was well known to them; the other was scarcely known at all (laughter and hisses). He had asked the question which had been in everybody's inouth-cl Who is Mr Sorton-Parry ? and few could enlighten him. All he knew was from what Mr Sorton-Parry had told the people of Carnarvonshire himself (laugh- ter). And there was an object in being unknown, because it enabled a man to give himself an excel- lent character, ^ich no one could contradict (laughter). As for Mr Love Jones-Parry, things assumed a different aspect. He was well known ° Sf/fl i u before them Prominently since 1868 (cheers). He represented the count? from 1868 to 1874, and he thought he could say that I those years moe benefieial legislation was w, the whole history of England brought about (cheers). He did not know whether it was owing to Mr Jones. Parry's influence, but of one thing he was certain, and it was this that since then there had been a sudden stoppage fereat cnecnng). He hoped, and he had no doubt, that the result would be that there would be a further ana Increased progress —a more extensive progress than ever. Mr Jones-Parry was not only well Known to tho county but his family had been known for generations (cheers). His politics wore such as he (the chairman) thought commended themselves to them all; his fidelity to Liberal Principles was proved at the time he was a mem- ber his allegiance to Mr Gladstone was un« wavering during that time (cheers). They know him to be a consistent and thorough Liberal (re- newed applause). It was in his support as the re- presentative of Liberal principles that they were so enthusiastic in supporting him ~_a^ 0 )11 (applause). That, he thought, was the greatest claim that any candidate could have to their sup ■ POrt-viz that he would support measures which tended to the general welfare of the community. It was always important, and he thought the chief point, to discuss at such meetings as that the principles of Liberalism (cheers). He thought there was a good deal of misrepresentation as to what was meant by Liberal principles. Many people thought that Liberalism meant down with the rich; hostility to the great. Liberal principles, let han tml them. we;e nothing of ti!f • r'j ^iber^l principles meant what justice to all classes (pro- stated i?rt.pni! T"ey mi8ht be explained or I v'rpla?unduVmom:' U claw ■ w • 7 »-e,CD' 110 favour to |KM higllpr cllsses, hitherto, h,- d enjoyed a undu saarc of rights all pmilee-s u Ei)-,Ialid, and t.io.eforc, .=.nee Liotual principles went against an .indue mrm.p Jj, he, w-.ro condemned. Equality and jutk,) were the key- tes of Liberalism. It was the -note ot their domestic policy it was the key-uc re oi tneir loieigt, po:iCy (cheers). Tho pol;cy cf onservii'iism was the reverse of this. •LH:. ';e six years oi Conservative rule, the prevailing des e toe part of those iu power seemed to be to 1-¡¡J.l"P\; down justice and fair play in order to gaiu their owa ends (cheers) Liberals were quite againsTthat sprt of thing. They sup- SedfE"s!41 d as well ad anybody, but they only oo? £ ?SS r where .J^tice and fair play were -eined. Iney aid i.ot sack to arrogate to thatr ? cI,aims *° whu:h tbey tad no right: thfs thL^ never done. What they did was the righ^ oTntl t!i(;lrowu r,°hts> aud respected the hiftorv L T ;^rs ^eer■ A ow' that had been aeainstS L|berahs:a Xt bad been a fight verify his statem -Th PnvileSe,_ and they could the work of 1h^ ^'b-v tracing in their histories S r* Th8 "wo* <* British xjjstitution, and boasted that it was a great glory to them But how came the British onstitutjon to be what it was at the present day (cheers): If any party had a right to take a pride m the British,Conoti<ution >t w, the Liberal party (cheers) because the British Constitution, as it at present stood was the handiwork of the Liberal party (cheers). Had the Con- servatives always beets m power he be- lieved, and believed most since ely, that Eng- land would have been as despotic as Russia at tie pre^t duy (cheers). But now, what did they see.' "VY hy, that the Constitution of ringland was an example to all nations owing to the self-sacrificing zeal of the Liberals. Such good work having been done in the past, they were warranted in looking forward with confidence to the futuie (cheers). The work of the Liberal party, however, was by n") means done; there were still a great many reforms to be brought about, and they could only get them by pressing ardently and undeviatirgly upon the attention of the Legislature (loud and continued cheering, amidst which the chairman resumed his seat). << -rvf ?[f-n uiovt d the following resolution 1 hat this meeting desires to record its sense of the great loss which the Liberal party in the Carnarvonshire Boroughs has sustiiued in the death of Mr William Bulkelev Hug es, and offers itt, heartfelt sympathy to Mrs Bulkeley Hughes I and the other members of the family in their bereavement." It was with fellings of sadness and joy that he rose to propose that resolution. In the first place it was with feelings of sadness because they had lost a faithful friend, and secondly, with Joy that they had found a gentle- man able and widiag to fight the battle of Liberalism in the county of Carnarvon. Mr Edwards, who spoke in Welsh, seconded the resolution. (chairman of the local board of health) then moved the second resolution, which ran as fodows" That this meeting approves of the foreign and domestic policy of the Government, and v;ew8 with satisfaction the noble eff rts of the Ministry to redeem their pledges to the country, tiid to further the principles ot peace, retrench- ment, and leform.' Mr Lewis alluded to the Conservative gathering held in London on the previous day, which seemed to have been called to- gether to consider the state of business in the House of Commons, and gave it as his opinion that the object in view f Sir Stafford Northcote, Lord Salisbury, and their party w-ts to devise means wbucby they might impede the progress of ¡ Liberal measures, and to dispel the idea that the party had allied itself with the Home Rulers and Obstiuctioiuats. It was evident, the speaker ob- served, tbaf, the Conservatives did not desire to give facilities for tb" passing of measures which I they had always opposed, but to hinder Mr Glad- stone and his party doing good and honest work. lie expressed a hope that those present would con- trnae to support tho Liberal Goverument, which had, m spite of systematic obstruction, made superhuman efforts to carry on the business of the country. Mr Davies, in seconding the resolution, called attention to the many excellent measures passed by the Gladstonian Administration during the past two years, and called upou taose present who were anxious to back out the Government and its policy to return triumphantly Mr Love Jones- Parry. He condemned the u solicited candidature of Mr Sorton Purr/, aud the action of all who impeded useful legation, quoting the words of an eminent statesman, who said, He is a stray political locomotive, running no one knows where- dashing up this siding to-day, and that siding to' morrow, and ending no one can tell where" Mr Jontn-Parry was the el ctid of the Liberal As.oc ation, and hia claims for the suffrages of disputable.8 Carnarvon Bor™ghs were in- Mr Love Jones-Parry was then tailed upon bv the cuairman to support the resolution On coming forward he met with a perfect storm of applause the greater p-rto-- the audience rising, waving their hat, and cheering vociferously. Silence having been restored, Mr Jones-Parry said that was not the first time he bad addressed a crowded audience in Penrhyn Hall on political questions, and he was exceedingly happy to meet so many of the electors t ere that night as supporters of the p litieal principles that he had always professed, and always would profess as long as he took any pHrt in politics (cheers). He was iu Parli ment for six years as the representative of the county, and during that time he honetly a¡.d cordially supported Mr Gladstone (cheers'—the greatest political genius that they had seen for many. many years (cheers). And if he was honoured iu being returned affain for those boroughs, he would do the same The principal measure, it appeared to him, affectinir that part of the country, and in fact the wKnl £ Principality of Wales, was the question lot tion. He need not tell them of the eimrmnnl value of education to a man in fitting him battle of life. They had seen itVlhJ? experience; and he had no doubt ther wluT glad to educate their children for the S,ct of life. A »«*« h„d Si .pISlfL they knew very well, because he had nodZ$>tth~ read the cheap newspapers which the T.iWilv*? g.veo them (cheers) The e commis^ionerV^ seated a report, and one of the Drim-in l pre* mendations contained in that rer?~ J? recom- lating to the eetab'ishment ot W.as re" o„e il North Wales Zf very naturally most, of th» "°'ith Wales—and North and South Waleo towns both in college situated within trP;P a to have vo» « an^ourC'it0 •rth°"n J"11"' secure it for Bano™. they were anxious to anxious for it alsoR Li •D,e?b^h w" towns of which h ? nughl1)6 othe* Carnarvon n As he said at be?or72\S0me Piously, he shoukUnly should kL l as a ,ar"arv"u that that county J k°nonred for ruppiying the site for tMa noM?&e<?f^°llege <h ssvis Hnri cheers), bat it would not be fitting for him to say whether he should prefer it in Bangor or Carnarvon, or even in Pwllheli (laught r; But ho would do all could in his humble power t endeavour tn college oitLr at Carnarvon o, ffnS! (cheers] But alt, r all it wou.'d not depend u™ him. He should hav^ vrr littlj power in tS question. The question would turn upon what- question. The question would tufu upon WhM. ever site and situation was most central fro. ftI