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THE EAST DENBIGHSHIRE ELECTION. ♦— THE UNIONIST CANDIDATE. HON. G. T. KENYON ADOPTED. The Hon. G. T. Kenyon was formally adopted as the Conservative and Unionist candidate for East Denbighshire on Monday night. The East Denbighshire Unionist Association held their meeting in the Con- servative Club Assembly-room, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who has three times unsuc- cessfully attacked the seat held for so many years by the late member, presiding over the company, which includnd Sir Robert E. Egerton, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., Sir Robert Cunliffe, the Mayor of Wrexham (Mr. Philip Yorke), Aldermen H. Done, W. E. Samuel, Dr. H. V. Palin, and Councillor C. Murless, all four of whom are ex-Mayors of the borough; Alder- man George Bevan, agent for the division; Councillor C. K. Benson, Captain Griffith- Boscawen. chairman of the Standing Joint Committee and of the Quarter Sessions for the county; Mr. Thomas Acton, Mr. J. Allington Hughes (clerk to the borough magistrates), Mr. Ll. Hugh Jones (clerk to the county magistrates), Mr. Thomas Bury (Town Clerk of Wrexham), Ac. The rest of the company were mainly gentlemen of active agricultural pursuits. Those who were unable to be present included Lord Kenyon, General the Hon. Savage Mostyn, Lord Trevor, Mr. Trevor Parkins, and Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd (High Sheriff of Merionethshire). Before the commencement of business, the Chairman moved a vote of condolence with Lady Morgan in her sad bereavement, and said that although differing in politics, it was their duty to express their regret at the death of Sir George.—Sir Robert Cunliffe, in seconding, referred to the time when he and Sir George were on the same political platform, and said that, although they had subsequently disagreed in politics, there was, notwithstanding, a close personal interest between them. The motion was carried unani- mously. — The deliberations were conducted with closed doors, but an account was com- municated to the Press by Mr. George Bevan. At a meeting of the executive committee, held on Wednesday last, it was unanimously decided, after discussing the qualifications of possible candidates, that in the opinion of the executive committee the seat could at the present juncture only be won by the Hon. George Kenyon; and the committee, after care- fully considering the matter from every stand- point, unanimously decided that he was the desired candidate, and that he only should be submitted to the members of the association. Sir WATKIN WYNN, the chairman, proposed that Mr. KENYON be asked to contest the seat, and Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE seconded the motion, which was supported by Captain GRIKFITH-BOSCAWEN and Mr. J. S. BOYDELL, and after a few remarks, in which Mr. Raikes' services to the party at the last election were recognised, the resolution was heartily adopted without a dissentient voice or vote. Mr. Kenyon was then introduced by Mr. Bevan, the registration agent, to the gathering, who received him with great enthusiasm. The CHAIRMAN intimated the unanimous wish of the party, and Mr. KENYON replied as follows:- I am very sensible of the confidence placed in me by the resolution which you, Sir Watkin, have just read. The best reply I can make to it is the assurance that I shall endeavour to deserve it. (Applause.) I wish very much that I could reverse our positions, and find myself in the chair with Sir Watkin as the candidate; but as that cannot be, I think it my duty to say that the constituency owes a great debt of gratitude to Sir Watkin—(applause)— for the way in which on three separate occasions he led the cause, once within an ace of succeeding. (Applause.) Men owe duties to themselves as well as to politics and con- stituencies and while I understand, from a conversation I had with him, that Sir Watkin does not feel he would be justified in presenting himself on this oecasion, I readily promise that if at any future time he should desire to under- take the task, I shall be glad to stand aside and give him my support. (Applause.) In the meanwhile he has promised to do his utmost to assist us in every possible way by his presence and influence. (Applause.) Perhaps some of you may think that on this occasion it would have been better had you been repre- sented by a younger man. If that is the case- (' No')—I entirely agree with you that the best time to contest constituencies is when one is a young man full of life and energy, for after fifty one begins to feel every time a stile has to be crossed, and there is a gate a hundred yards further up, that the gate would be the easier way. (Laughter.) But as you have made the choice, I am ready to abide by it. (Loud applause.) I shall not endeavour to make any great profession of my principles to-day. They are well-known to you—(hear, hear)—and I see before me a great number with whom I have been in previous years engaged in similar contests, and who therefore know me. (Applause.) I will only say that those principles, though they have their fundamentals, are not of a wooden or inelastic character, yet I hope I am not one of those who were made to say A marciful Providence fashioned us holler 0' purpose thet we might our principles swaller. (Laughter and applause.) For myself, although consistency is no doubt a great virtue, I think that no political creed is worth holding which does not make allow- ances for the changes and ever vary- ing needs of the country—(hear, hear)—and that the best Conservatism is that which endeavours to adapt the ancient institutions of the country to these changing needs and con- ditions. (Applause.) I must call upon you all, as I ask myself, to make the necessary sacrifices on this occasion—(hear, hear)—so that by our united efforts we may achieve a result which will do something to redress the balance against us at the last election. (Ap- plause.) Though I cannot say that the old horse which has been out at grass for the last two years—(laughter) has been specially prepared for this race, he has undergone a thorough good all-round training. He is at the present moment perfectly sound in wind and limb, and if they set him a course to gallop, he will endeavour to cover it with the utmost speed and ability. (Loud applause.) The rest of the meeting was devoted to dis- cussing the necessary preliminaries, and it closed with thanks to the chairman, moved by Sir Robert Egerton, and seconded by Councillor C. K. Benson. Arrangements were made so that Mr. Kenyon's first public meeting will be held on Monday next in Wrexham, with Sir Robert Cunliffe as chairman; and the officers of the various districts undertook to look after the vigorous prosecution of the campaign in other parts of the constituency. It is stated that Llanerchpanna, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon, near Ellesmere, will be made as far as possible the headquarters of the Unionist candidate, who will, however, occasionally avail himself of the kind offer of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, of Wynnstay Hall, during the campaign. AN EMBARRASSMENT OF LIBERAL CANDIDATES. On Friday evening a meeting of the East Denbighshire Liberal Association was held at Wrexham for the purpose of selecting a candi- date to contest the division. A resolution date to contest the division. A resolution having been passed expressing sympathy with Lady Morgan in her great bereavement, the following names were submitted to the meeting as possible candidates:—Mr. Samuel Moss barrister; Mr. Thomas C. Terrell, barrister, London; Mr. Frank Edwards (who represented Radnorshire from 1892 to 1895) Mr. Russell Rea, Wrexham; Mr. D. S. Davies, Mr. Llewelyn Williams, barrister Mr. W. S. Caine, and Mr. Edwin Jones, a member of the London County Council. The names received with most favour were those of Mr. Moss, Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Williams. No definite decision was arrived at, it being resolved that the various names should be submitted to meetings in the different polling districts. It is the prevailing opinion that Mr. Moss will be the selected candidate. A meeting to receive the opinions from the various polling districts and make the final selection of a candidate was held last (Tuesday) evening. MR. LEVER DECLINES TO STAND. Mr. W. H. Lever, Birkenhead, who was unanimously chosen at a meeting of the electors at Rhosllanerchruoog to contest the East Denbighshire constituency, says in answer to a communication sent I deeply regret that circumstances over which I have no control render it impossible for me to accept. Please convey to the Liberals of East Denbighshire my sincere regret in being compelled to decline, and- the assurance of my deep appreciation of the honour they do me by the confidence they shewed in me." LETTER FROM MR. W. S. CAINE. The Chairman of the Liberal Selection Com- mittee in East Denbighshire has received a letter from Mr. W. S. Caine, in which that, gentleman says:— I understand from the public prints that my name is being brought forward with others as a possible candidate for East Denbighshire. As you were the chairman of the meeting yesterday, I venture to write to you to say that, in my judg- ment, the constituency ought, under existing oir- cumstances, to be fought by a Liberal candidate of Welsh nationality, and, if possible, with some local influence; and as there is in the list of candidates certainly one gentleman who fully meets this requirement, I wish to withdraw my name, and to urge any members of your selecting body who are good enough to favour my candidature to seek to secure a good Welshman instead. Will you do me the favour to intimate this to the meeting empowered to make selection, and at the same time assure those present that I am deeply sensible of the honour paid me by the suggestion that I might prove acceptable to a constituency that has been represented by such a distinguished statesman as my dear and valued old friend Sir Osborne Morgan. THE PROBABLE DATE. It is stated that the notification of the death of Sir George Osborne Morgan has been duly sent to the speaker, and the election is expected to take place between October 1st and 4th. A correspondent states that he is informed on good authority that Mr. J. Y. Strachan, of Rhyl, has been requested by several liberals in East Denbigbshire to allow his name to be submitted to the Liberal Association as the liberal candi- date. Mr. Strachan is a son of the late Alder- man Strachan, a former mayor of Wrexham. He is a pronounced liberal, and i3 in thorough sympathy with the Welsh National prcgramme. Previous contests in the constituency have resulted as follows:— 1885. 1892. SirG. O. Morgan (D.3831 Sir G. O. Morgan (G).4188 SirH.W. Wynn(Q..3438 SirH.W. Wynn (C)..3423 Majority 393 t Majority 765 1886. 1895. Sir G. O. Morgan(G).3536 SirG. O. Morgan(R).4899 SirH.W. Wynn(C)..3510 H.St. J. Raikes (C)..3115 Majority 26 Majority 1784 FLINTSHIRE LIBERALS AND THE LATE SIR G. OSBORNE MORGAN, M.P. The following resolution has been sent to Lady Morgan from the members of the Flint- shire Liberal Association and the Flint Boroughs Liberal Association (through the hon. secretary, Mr. P. Harding Roberts, Holywell): The County Association and the Boroughs Association, in conference assembled, desire to express to Lady Morgan their deep sympathy in her sad and sudden bereavement. They cannot but bear in mind the great and useful deeds which her distinguished husband has accomplished for Liberalism and for his native land. They remember, too, that for nearly three decades he was the foremost, the most active, and the most energetic of the Liberal members for Wales, and that the Burials Act, the Married Women's Property Act, and the Act abolishing corporal punishment in the army were the splendid pro- ducts of his liberal, just, and philanthropic mind. Lastly, these two Liberal Associations feel deeply that they, and all such associations, have suffered an irreparable loss by the death of one who was so strong and so ardent a sup- porter and abvocate of the noble and patriotic idea of Welsh Nationality, and they earnestly pray that God, in His infinite kindness and mercy, may give her strength to endure her great affliction, and to alleviative the heavy weight of her bitter loss."

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