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I I THE Tea for the people Challenge Blend," to be THE Tea lor the people Challenge Blend," to be had only of Jones Bros., Wellington Stores. 1/10 per lb; 5 lb parcels at 1/9 per lb,—Grocery & Provisions, UNIONIST MEETING AT MOLD. A very successful Unionist meeting was held on Friday, at Mold, which forms part of the Flint- shire Boroughs constituency, in support jointly of the candidature of Sir Robert A. Cunliffe, Bart., and Mr P. P. Pennant, the Unionist candidates for Flintshire and the Flint Boroughs respectively. A large and attentive audience was presided over by Mr John Howard, of The Tower, Mold, and there were also present, in addition to the candi- dates, the Rev. J. Johnston, Colonel Roper, Messrs. J. B. Marsden, William Bright, J. Corbett, J. S. Swift, G. E. Trevor Roper, W. P. Jones, T. S. Adams, &c. The Chairman, in his introductory remarks, said the candidates before them needed no eulogy, as they were well and nobly known to them for a very long time, and he was sure they would receive marked attention and respect. They asked only for a fair field and no favour (applause). He a.slcofl any rOe.ctors that might be in doubt as to the Gladstonian policy to consider the self-sacrificing and honest action of the Duke of Devonshire, Mr Chamberlain, and others who had given up political position for the sake of principle. Mr Pennant, who was warmly received, said that he did not stand before them as a stranger, but as a friend, inasmuch as he had previously ap- peared before them as a candidate, and he might say that during that time he had not made a single enemy, but on the contrary had found many friends. (Hear, hear). One of those friends was Mr Herbert Lewis, and he was perfectly sure that at the end of that contest they would still call each other friends, as they did when it began. (Ap- plause). Mr Lewis was a gentleman for whom he had the greatest respect, but they had to deal with a question which had to be decided not by mere friendship, but on principles. The question was were they going to change horses or not ? They had had a team that had carried them smoothly, swiftly, and satisfactorily, and were they going to try another team which they did not exactly know how they would take them, and whether or not they were broken-winded ? Under a combination of the Conservative party and the cream of the Liberal party, the country, he maintained, had made greater progress during the past six years than in any similar period. He had never said anything against Mr Gladstone, for he admired him as a man of enormous abilities, but they could not forget the fact that lie was 83 years of age. When he was ten years younger he was unable to conduct the affairs of the country with success, and when his best men had left him. (Hear, hear). In the course of his canvass he had not come across any- one who denied that the administration of the present Government had been successful and bene- ficent. He reminded tliom of several measures of industrial importance which had been passed by the Government, and especially the Free Educction Act, which they were enabled to pass because they had thoroughly the confidence of the country, and the revenue all the time was increasing by leaps and bounds. (Applause). Sir Robert Cunliffe followed with an able speech, in which he mainly dealt with the Irish question. Some gentlemen, he said, seemed to think that they could do with Parliaments as with a shuttle- cock, but he was glad that such impulsive indi- viduals had not the power of government In the past lie had strenuously supported Mr Gladstone in his Irish land reform when Mr Gladstone's present allies were engaged, not in benefiting Ire- land, but in disloyally harassing the House of Commons, and in this connection he said he rejoiced that the patriotic and manly conduct of his friend Mr Smith Barry had been recognised by the whole country. He believed that history would say that the men who kept up the agitation in Ireland were morally responsible before Heaven for the outrages and crimes and misery that had prevailed there. Every leading Nationalist of the present time was included in the report of the Parnell Commission, and, under these circumstances, were they surprised that the Protestants of Ireland, and especially those of Ulster, declared in the quiet resolute tones of men who meant what they said that they never would submit to a Parliament at Dublin ? (Applause). The Rev. J. Johnston, Irish Presbyterian minis- ter, in a lucid and earnest speech, then laid before the meeting the case of Ulster against Home-rule, and appealed to the electors to defeat Mr Glad- stone's designs by returning the two Unionist candidates before them to Parliament. It was a trick of the Naionalists to represent the people of Ulster as a set of fanatical Orangemen, but he asserted that there was in the North only a stratum of Orangemen.



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