Penarth Election Notes. BY THE MAN ON THE SPOT. Concomitant with a General Election comes a cer- tain political latitude in speaking and acting. This latitude, however-at least in Penarth—invariably leads to a license which is most reprehensible when the public speakers are repeatedly and persistently interrupted. Legitimate and natural outlets are afforded us m cheers and counter cheers, and by filially catechising- the speakers, o o o There is no gainsaying the fact that the Conserva- tives by first talcing the field locally, will make a difference to the sitting member's majority. Although the unexpected may and does occur, one may venture to prophesy with safety, that considering the wide and varied area of South Glamorgan, Major Quin will not win his spurs here. 0 0 0 In the 1892 Election the polling strengthof Penarth alone was slightly in favour of the Liberal Candidate. This is on unusually gocd authority, and is further verified by the results of local contests. 0 0 0 Of the three public meetings held 60 far, Mr Carslake Thompson has spoken on each occasion, and has as many times trotted out his bobby horse—the Employ e"s' Liability Bill, This old nag, nearly ridden to death, begins to look very groggy, and would doubtless benefit by being turned out to grass. 0 0 0 Mr Lkwelen Wood's speeches are as a rule caviare to the multitude. He did not arrogate to his party all the virtues, bat urged bis auditors to support a Government which had at heart the welfare of the community at large, and not the late barren one- barren of everything save faddism. o o o Mr Wood was piqued that the eminent Q.C., Mr Carson, was not present, and at the outset of his re- marks said he wished that the meeting should record its displeasure at being convened under false pretences. Mr Carson had been billed to speak there that even- ing, and no business man should shirk such a responsi- bility without assigning a valid reason, which Mr Carson had not done It is in sooth gratifying that Mr Wood had the pluck to publicly bring to book this Q-C. who was that day, as was gleaned from the Echo, acting as counsel in a caus'e celebre, That Mr Carson knew his professional duties would preclude his coming to Penarth, goes, therefore, without say- ing, and he consequently was either guilty of a breach of faith, or unaware the Conservatives had falsely billed him. At any rate we were bilked. 0 0 0 Lord Windsor, who was in fhd House of Lords on Friday night, must have inconvenienced himself in coming to Penarth, for he had to return to London the same night. As usual he proved himself an excellent chaLman, and it is open to doubt whether any other local gentleman, save Mr W. R. Park9r, could have better controlled the meeting. His Lord- ship's speech calls for no particular comment, except that he explained the dirty trick of the Opposition which the Radical Press had made so much of. He said On the vote of Supply by which the Koseberry Government had been defeated, there had been no special whip sent out by the Unionists. It wag known two or three weeks beforehand that the reduction of the Secretary of War's salary would be proposed, and yet the late Government took no pains to keep in office, but when the fa til division took piace, many of them preferred smoking cigars on the terrace of the House of Commons, rather than record their votes at eo critical a juncture. There was not one single point, said Lord Windsor, in the late Radical programme, upon which they had attempted legislation, that they could go to the coun- try and obtain a majority, To please the numerous sections of the disaffected party, they had to resort to log-rolling, and legislative congestion necessarily ensued. In speaking about a prospective measure to alleviate the depression of agriculture in South Wales, a loud laugh came from the vicinity of the end of the ball. Chuck him out! shouted, in despera- tion, a gentleman on the platform. A summary ejectment being inevitable, Lord Windsor, with becoming grace, said I request you to leave that gentleman alone, (cheers) I will make a personal appeal to him." (Renewed cheers.) Continuing, his Lordship expressed himself as pleased that there tfere those in the meeting holding opposite views to him- self, but at the same time diversity of opinion should be respected, and all he asked was for a fair oppor- tunity to be afforded the speakers for an expression of them without being interrupted to such an extent. (Prolonged cheers.) ooo s Mr Wood made a hit, a palpdble hit, when, soon after, in seconding the resolution of confidence in Major Quin, he referred to the boisterous laugh which speaks the vacant mind."
COMMITTEE ROOMS. The Conservatives have secured the office of Mr Wall, Glebe Street, as a Committee Room. The Liberals have obtained the right to use the Jubilee Hall as a Committee Room.
POLLING BOOTHS. The electors in the three Penarth Wards, viz., North, Central and South, will record their votes at the Board Schools, Albert Road; there being three separate rooms used for the purpose. The electors in the West Ward, viz., Morristown, West Cottages, Cogan and Llaitdough, will poll at the Cogan Board Schools.
Cicket. PENARTH CRESCENTS V. CATHAYS CRESCENTS. The above match was played at Penarth on Saturday .last, and after a well fought and contested game, resulted in a win for the honle team. The following are the scores:- a PENARTH CKESCENTS. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. L. Iilingworth run out 0 b Morgan 0 H. Wiggins b Norris 0 b Norris 2 W. Cossiett c Pullen b Nori is 0 b Norris 0 G. Davies Ibw b Norris 11 b Norris 0 A. Seagrave b Morgan 3 b Norris 0 J. Thomas b Morgan 10 not out 17 H. Pickford b Norris 0 b Norris 0 11. Tapson b Rees 1 b Morgan 2 W- Speed hit wicket 1 b Morgan 0 E. Taylor run out 1 run out 0 G. James not out o C Morgan b Norris 0 Extras 8 Extras 9 Total 35 Total 30 CATHAYS CBESCENTS. 1st Innings 2nd Innings. R. Davies c Envies 0 b Davies 1 J. Davies b Davies 0 b Thomas 3 H. Norris b Davies 0 c and b Davies 0 Aubrey stumped Thomas 6 c Taylor b Davies 5 Pullen b Davies 6 b Davies .10 J. ltees b Davies 0 c and b Thomas 0 Walters b Davies 2 b Thomas 3 H, Morgan b Davies 6 c and b Seagrave 5 xiaddb Thomas 0 c Taylor b Davies 0 Luke b Thomas 0 not out 0 Burge not out 0 stumped Davies I Extras 5 Extras 9 Total 25 Total 37
MEETING OF LIBERAL WORKERS. # The Liberals of Penarth having secured the Jubilee Hall as a Committee Roomd until after the Election, it was at first intended to hold the preliminary meet- ing of Liberal Workers in that building, but as it ZD became known that it would not accommodate the number who intended to be present, Andrews' Small Hall was engaged, and there the meeting was held, 6 tm commencing a little after 8 o'clock. Among those present were Professor Tanner, Messrs J.P. Thompson, S. Thomas, J, Llewellyn, T.J.Hughes, Francis, ,T- Lewis, R. Hancock, R. Guy. T. Bevan, G. Pile, R. A. Lewis, J. Pavey, J. Harris, W. B. Shepherd, G. S. Stowe, W. J. Thomas, 3. Brice, D, Cornwell, J. Lace, J. Brown, M. Meazey, Tregelles. Holman, Norris, B. Paterson, J. Morris, Revs W. G. Davies, W. G. Williams, I. 0. Stalbery, J. M. Saun- ders, &c., &c. Upon the proposition of Mr S. Thomas, Mr J. P. Thompson was voted to the chair. Mr Thompson, referring to M.r Williams, said he was a good, consistent, and bard-working representa- tive, and one who never faltered in his principles. In this contest they muse not build too much on the idea that they were going to have a successful tight. Although they felt sure of returning Mr Williams again, yet it behoved everyone to do his level best. He would appeal to them to sink all differences and fads, and let their one determination be to return Mr Williams with a larger majority than before. Mr Hughes read a letter of apology from Mr Jotham,who was absent from the meeting through the serious illness of Mrs Jotham- Letters had also been received from Mr R. Bevan and others, explaining their absence. Mr Hughes went on to explain what had been done prior to the calling of this meeting, and said that in I previous elections the Liberals of Penarth had more than held their own, and they were again depended upon to do a little more than neutralise the Conservative vote. Mr Pile very briefly addressed the meeting, and then the business proper was entered upon, which of course was of a private character. Although the meeting was called for Liberal Workers," and the bills announcing the meeting stated that only Liberals who are prepared to put their shoulder to the wheel will be welccme," yet two or three well-known Tories were mean enough to settle themselves in the meeting until they were asked to kindly withdraw.
OPEN-AIR MEETING OF LIBERALS. An opeu-air meeting of the supporters ol Mr A. J. Williams was held in Peuartu on Wednesday even- ing. Conaty Councillor Shepherd presided, and was supported by Messrs Thomas Bevan, R. Guy, Sam Thomas, G. Pile, Mordecai ftleazey, Jti. A. Lewis, W. Jones Thomas, T. J. Hughes (Biidgend), and others. The various speeches were replete with incontro- vertible facts as to what the late Government had attempted and also accomplished. Mr Hughes, in a masterly address, dwelt upon the Quarries Act, the Coal Miuea Regulation Act, and the Factories Act, among other administrative work recently effected, and evoked the righteous indignation of the auditory when explaining with marked lucidity how the Lords I had shamefully mangled the Employers' Liability Bill, and finally rejected it. The meeting terminated with only one interrogation, the answer to which was so effective as to provoke cheers. Three hsarty and continuous cheers for Mr Williams were also given.
DATE OF ELECTION. The nomination of Candidates for South Glamorgan will take place on Saturday, the 13th inst., and the polling will be on Friday, the 19th,
ACCIDENT TO MAJOR AND LADY QUIN. THE CARRIAGE OVERTHROWN ON THE ROAD. On Monday night, as Major and Lady Quin and Mr Cousins. Conservative agent, were returning from a political meeting at Gilfachgoch, their carriage, -which was drawn by two hornes, was overthown by some of the earth from a cutting on the road. Major and Lady Quin received only very slight injuries, but Mr Cousins sustained a serious injury to the right leg and bruises about the body. Mr Sam Evans (Treferig), who lived a short distance away, supplied the disting- uished party with another vehicle, and they were afterwards conveyed Qafely to their apartments at the Imperial Hotel, Porth, whare they were immediately attended to by local doctors.
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