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THE DEE ESTATE, LIMITED.

CARNARVON LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.

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EAST DENBIGHSHIRE ELECTION.

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EAST DENBIGHSHIRE ELECTION. MAGNIFICENT LIBERAL TRIUT>ffH. The result of the polling in East Denbigh- shire was declared on Wednesday, and shewed a magnificent victory for the Li beral candidate. The numbers weTe :Mr Moss (L.), 5,175; MdKenyon (C.), 2,848: ma- jority, 2,326. These figures are a great advance cn anv previous record in the division. In 1895 the Liberal majority was 1.7S1, while in 1892 it was only 765. PRESS OPINIONS. "Manchester Guardian" says:— The. completeness of the Conservative rout in East Denbighshire has greatly exceeded expectation. In 1895 the late Sir G. Osborne Morgan, who had held the seat for many years and was exceptionally well known and liked in the division, defeated Mr Raikes by a msjority cf 1,784. On Tuesday Mr Moss, a new man, who was expected to fight at some disadvantage, beat Mr Keoyor, a popular Conservative- candidate, by the huge majority of 2 827. The Liberal poll was higher, a-d the Conservative poll lower than at anv previous election in the constituency. T, v elections ever since 1895 have Shown a steady and pretty quick decay in the Government s popularity, but this vear the pace has quickened wonderfully, to iudee by Romford, Walthamstow, ard East Denbigh It may fairly, we think, be inferred that the eountry is turning with, difgust from the spiritless foreiga polxev of the last two years. The Liverpool Mercury says The magnificent success of Mr Moss in East Denbighshire proves in an indisputable manner that the Welsh people are faithful to the old programme of Disestablishment and Reform of the Land Laws. Though Mr Kenyon endeavoured to pose as a Liberal upon many other questions, he was pledged to the support of the Anglican EsMhlish- ment and to the maintenance of the 1,1 system of land tenure, and he has been emphatically rejected by the electors. Those who imagined that the great Noaconfurnjist majority had reconciled themselves to the ecclesiastical system of which the Bishop of St. Asaph is the choicest flower must admit that they were the victims of a pleasing self-delusion. The only explanation which can be suggested of the unexpected growth, of the Liberal majority, and the szill more surprising diminution of the Tory minority, is that the rocent domestic legislation and foreign policy of the Government huve not met with the approval of public opinion. Lord Salisbury's weakness and Mr Bahour's anxiety to appropriate public money for hif landed and clerical supporters have noc been forgotteu, and will cost many votes. The "Liverpool Daily Post" says- The stunning victory' in East Denbigh shire w-ill probably call into request a favourite modern slang word, for it is a u- cord.' Of course, there have been majori- ties as great or greater, but it is indeed in unprecedented circumstsncc for a candi- date to be returned by a majority oi 2327, when his supporters have not counted upon his having a larger majority thai. 50) Liberal principles have not fallen b^ek n public esteem in East Denbighshire. Wh it is true of East Denbighshire is protú y true of Wales, and the circumstan ,ea which have contributed to give a cnmpa a- tively unknown aspirant a more splei lid triumph than was ever achieved by his veteran predecessor, Sir George Osb .rue Morgan, are likely enough to inc ease Liberal majorities, and to multiply L; ieral majorities in England."

THE WINTER RAILWAY SERVICES.

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