THE POLLING IN SOUTH GLAMORGANSHIRE. RETURN OF MR ARTHUR WILLIAMS. The Liberal candidate for South Glamorgan- shire, Mr A. J. Williams, was elected on Satur- day by a. majority of 818 over his opponent, Sir Morgan Morgan. The polling took place on Fri- day, and the ballot boxes were brought to Cardiff during the night, the last box arriving at about haif-an-hour after midnight. Mr J. E. Williams, of the firm of Messrs Gladstone and Williams, solicitors, Cardiff, as the returning officer, sealed up the doors of the Assembly-room, in which the boxes were placed, and left several police- constables on duty during the night. At 10.30 on Saturday morning the connting of the papers 'I was commenced in the presence of the returning officer, the candidates (Mr A. J. Williams and Sir Morgan Morgan), and their agents, Mr T. J. Hughes (representing the Liberals) and Mr R. C. Griffiths (for the Conservatives). Twenty counters were engaged. About 1.30 the poll was declared as follows :— Mr A. J. WILLIAMS L 4,743 Sir MORGAN MORGAN C 3,825 Majority 918 There were 50 spoilt votes. The Returning I Officer declared the result of the poll to a large crowd in the square behind the Town-hall. Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., was received with cheers and some groans on returning thanks for his re- electioa. He said when they considered the extent of the division, that they were in the middle of the harvest, that all the squires and great paopie provided his opponent with carnages to convey Conservative as well as Liberal voters, to the ter)-and that his (Mr Williams's) success was felt to be so sure that there were many Liberal abstentions, he thought they had every reason to be satisfied with the result. (Cheers.) They had once more shown their devotion to true Liberal principles. (Cheers.) He expressed his gratitude to those workers-who had contributed so much to success on that occasion, and to those voters who had not hesitated to walk long distances, to sacrifice their time and a day's work, in order that they might record their devotion to the great cause of justice and right. tCheers. I-Sir Morgan Morgan also addressed a few words to the assemblage, saying that they had fought a splendid battle all round, and now let them part good friends. (Hear, hear, and appiause.)—On leaving the Town-hall, Mr A. J. Williams was loudly cheered along St Mary-street.
HEARTY RECEPTION OF MR A. J. WILLIAMS, M.P. DEMONSTRATION AT BRIDGEND. Although rain fell between the hours of 12 and two on Saturday, anxious crowds braved the f-lements, awaiting the result of the contest in South Giamorgao. Not that there was any fear m the Liberal mind about the triumphant re- turn of Mr Arthur Williams, but a desire to know how far he had left his opponent behind. A loud cheer went up as the numbers were read off the telegram shortly after two o'clock, and the news was received with the hveliest satisfaction. At four o'clock the Liberals had org-anised a pro- cession, which, headed by a brass band, the banner of the Liberal Association, and other flags, marched to the railway station to meet their member. Just before the ex- press arrived, Mrs Williams drove up in a-carriage and was heartily cheered, and when the familiar form of Mr Williams appeared there was | tumultous applause. The horses were detached from the carriage, which were soon occupied by Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr John Davies, Mr T. J. Hughes, and Mr ;D. H. Lloyd. The vehicle was drawn by men through the chief streets, and the occupants were warmly greeted as they passed -long. On arriving in front of the Town-hall ringing cheers were sent up by the vast throng. Mr WILLIAMS then addressed the large assemblage, and said that six years ago he stood there and addressed them after his re-election as their candidate. Again he came before them after answering the challenge of the Conservative party, who sought to win their votes by saying that they had changed their minds. (Derisive laughter.) On Friday the Wcstern 1tlail-(boohs and hisses)—was good encusrh to devote three little articles to the effect that on the morrow he was to be turned out. (Laughter.) Well, he did not know what the Tfextern Mail would have to say now that the result had been made known. (A voice Some lie.) Well, when they, the Liberal electors, took all the circumstances into account, he ventured to say that they had triumphantly vindicated their position. First of all, they had their polling day iixed for Friday, in spite of his own protest and that of his agent that it ought to be on Saturday. (Shame.) He had no doubt that at least 300 votes had been lost to him because of that fixture. (A voice: 500.) Weil, it might be so, but he always liked to be moderate, and keep within the mark. He con- sidered that 918 majority fairly represented a fact which they all knew,"that the bulk of the constituency was Liberal and if a complete poll could be taken he had no doubt that the Radical vote would be nearly doubled. What would it be if all the working men were on the register? But at Barry at least 500 had not been put on the register. (" Shame.") Those earnest working men had come trooping up to know why they had not got that privilege, but they would have it soon. (Cheers.) Then they hadAooon- tend with the harvest, which helped to- diminish the majority; and they had to bear-in mind in this large constituency the lack of carnages to convey voters who were sick and in-firm to- the poll. They had to contend against this, wbile-the squire and the parson conveyed those whom they hoped would poll for their candidate, whether they wished to go or not; but really for, .he be- lieved, the man they had confidence in. (Ap- plause.) For the past three years his opponent had been engaged in trying to undermine the confidence of the Liberal voters and his fellow- towiismen. He did not care for honest opposi- tion, but he saw parson, employer, and agent striving to exercise-influence in a way which was deplorable. When they had such interference it was only natural to resent any tamper- ing with the consciences of the people. (Loud cheers.) They were going to win at the end. That day they had secured eight seats, and among the new mem- bers returned was a good, true Welshman, Brynmor Jones. (Applause.) Such success would greatly encourags the Grand Old Man, who would go back to power freed from the obstructive influences which had checked his work of progress. (Cheers.) Mr T. J. RCGRES and Mr JOHN DAVIES (Breck- nock Villa) also addressed the assemblage. Mr WILLIAMS, in acknowledging the hearty cheers which had so spontaneously burst forth, Wake of the valuable work the Bridgend omen's Liberal Association had,effected daring the election. Mr and Mrs Williams then drove- away. amid. hearty cheers.
THE POLLING IN SWANSEA DISTRICT. OVERWHELMING MAJORITY FOR SIR HUSSHY VIVIAN. The work of counting the votes for the Swan- sea District, which were polled on Fri- day, took place at the Swansea Guildhall, on Saturday morning, under the supervision of the Mayor (Alderman Mason), and the Town Clerk (Mr John Thomas). Both Sir Hussey Vivian and Mr Monger Wlere present. It was just afternoon when the result; was annonnced in the counting-room to be as follows Sir HUSSEY VIVIAN (G) 5,959 Mr H. MONGER (U) 933 Majority 5^026 Sir Hussey Vivian then proposed' a-avofce of thanks to the Mayor for presiding, and Mr Monger, in seconding, said, apparently in. fact, that the measure of success" which he had received acted as a fillip, and made him eager for-another contest, which he believed could not be far off. The vote having been carried with unanimity, the Mayor proceeded to the vestibule of the Guild-hall, where. Lady Vivian and the- Misses Vivian, with Mrs Aubrey Vivian, were in wait- ing, and congratulations followed. Then the result was declared from the main: entmnm It was greeted with much cheering, though- the crowd was comparatively small, owing to the unexpectedly early hour at which the poll was declared. Sir Hussey Vivian addressed a few words of thanks, and then drove to the Liberal Cklb, where he had a most enthrjsi»stJC>receptTOEr from a large gathering. Sir HusSEY VIVEAKTSAID in response r 1 am.very glad to meet yoa here after-oar-great Liberal vie- tmies--(cheem)-because this, club-is, and I hope over will be, the-centre of our Liberal organisa- tion, and it therefore behoves us as true Liberals to do all we can to support the Liberal Club., (Cheers.) We have been wanting and behindhand in organisation, and now I hojjethat in the future the organisation will be- complete. It.is not-only necessary that we should be able to support the Liberal candidates and work the-constitoencies up properly at the time of an election, but also neeesstry we should take sack steps as will ensure the placing on the register of every Liberal voter --(ebeers)-and this is a matter which I fear has been greatly neglected. (Hear, hear.) Our poll for the Swansea district has not been quite so large as I should have desired, being practically only 7,000 out of 10,000, but I think improved registration will cure that evil and enable us more fully to poll up in the future. (Hear, hear.) I need scarcely refer to the very large majority which the constituency of the Swansea district has been kind enough to honour me with. (Cheers.) It is very gratifying to me that I have polled 5,559, or more than six to one of the whole vote. (Cheers.). The person who opposed me- (langhter)-I will not mention his name—(cheers) —I have never mentioned his name and I never intend to—(hear, hear)—the person who opposed me polled 933 against 5,959. (Cheers.) Now I don't desire to speak of him individually, but I say no man is justified in patting a constituency to the trouble of a contested election unless he has reasonable chances of success. (Cheers,) It is open to any man, of course, to contest any-eon- stituency, but I say he is morally wrong if he does so when he, knows he has no possible chanoe of sueeees, jbe it from personal vanity, or be it from any crther motive.'(Cheers.) I haveways held that opinion, and when in 1855TI was asked by the liberal party to contest this county I said, HI must first see the register." I examined it with great care, and went to every polling station, and eventually I came to the conclusion that the register had been so neglected that there was no chance fora Liberal to succeed. I, there- i-fore, with great reluctance^ said, "I will not put- -the constituency to the trouble of an election^ without a reasonable chance of success" (Hear, hear.) Now, that was 40 years ago, and I hold the samopinion still. (Cheers.)" But one good has arisen out of this. If there had been no election, we should not have-been able to register the vote of 5,959, and so show that this number of Liberals recorded their votes in favour of the Liberal side; and we know that these figures will be counted up through- out Wales, and every man who votes for a Liberal will be taken as a man who is in favour of Disestablishment. (Cheers.) I think also you are to be congratulated on this contest on the ground that I hope that for many years to come there will be no future contest in this division. Of course my term may be a short one. (Cries of "We hope not.") Ob, yes, I was 71 three days ago, and you must remember when you reach that time of life you only hold your lease from day to day. But there is a time to come, and it will be always known after this that there is no mistake about the Liberal character of the Swansea district. (Cheers.) I cannot fail on an occasion of this kind to con- gratulate you most heartily on the victory declared last night. (Cheers.) We all of us felt somewhat nervous because the town constituency had not been polled under such conditions before. We had our old, tried, excellent, and much lamented friend for many oors as representa- tive, and before him my father, who for 23 years represented the constituency without a contest. (Cheers.) Our opponents before have been men without local consideration, and were not known in the district—strangers—while Mr Dillwyn was our old and tried friend. (Cheers.) Now, however, the case has been quite different. In Sir John Llewelyn our opponents have had by far "the strongest candidate they could possibly have had, and under these circumstances it must be gratifying to every true Liberal that such a sub- stantial majority has been obtained by the Liberal. \Cheers.) Again, I hope in the future Swansea may not be troubled by any Conserva- tive opponents. (Cheers.) The Tories could not tight it under better conditions than yesterday, and if they were thoroughly beaten they might depend on It that they would always be in the future. (Cheers.) Sir John Llewlyn is a great personal friend of mine, and a most admirable man in every way, ,but he has the one serious defect that he is a Tory, and that I, for one, cannot get over. (Hear, hear.) No personal considera- tion will induce me to desert my own party, and, therefore I rejoice, not in his defeat, but in our victory. (Cheers.) The gathering then dispersed.
SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE. POLLING TO-DA5T. A series of open-air meetings, held on Saturday in favour of the Liberal cause in the hill district of South Monmouthshire, was brought to a close in the evening by a demonstration at Cwmcarn, a populous mining village to the south of Aber- carn. The playground of the Board School formed;the arena for the final meeting of the Baron's supporters, and at the upper end were grouped the speakers, Mr A Onions, the popular miners' agent, being chairman. Baron Profumo was supported by Mr D. A. Thomas, senior member for Merthyr, with his honours of the largest majority in the kingdom Mr J. R. Jacob, of Risca; Rev Ceitho Da.vies, and other local leaders. There was a splendid gathering, representing Newbridge, Abercarn, Risca, and other places.—The Chairman made a capital little opening address, short, pithy, and practical, and the Rev Ceitho Davies moved the vote of confidence, which was seconded by Mr Jacob, who told the audience a little incident. At the outset of the campaign the Baron asked him how many meetings it would be necessary for him to hold to capture the seat, and he replied one hundred. The Baron bad just told him that he had held more than the hundred. Beaides that he had infused into the contest such enthu- siasm, indomitable pluck, and earnestness that he deserved to win, especially as he was espousing the cause of truth, purity, justice, religious equality, and would vote for payment of members and eight hours day for miners. (Applause.) —Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., in supporting the motion, said be saw that Mr Chamberlain had declared that the majorities for the Unionists in Birmingham wereunparalleled, but it had been reserved for the men of Merthyr to give their membersj majorities trebling those of the Midland capital. He brought a message from Merthyr to South Monmouth to go and do likewise, but. if they could not do likewise to do as well as they could. (Applause.) It was necessary to get a sweeping majority in the valleys to wipe out the Tory majority elsewhere. In the Merthyr district they had to spend a-good deal of time in [ scotching the misstatements of the Western Mail, and he saw that the same audacious tactics were being carried on in regard to that constituency, A little paragraph had been printed upside down, as the editor alleged, for the first time, but the political facts as presented day by day had been upside down for the past three or four weeks. (Hear, hear, said laughter.) What that constitu- ency desired to-do was to get rid once for all of Tory domination by returning Baron Prof umoby a splendid majority. They did not want adilettante golitician like Col. Morgan in the House of 'ommons. They wanted men 'Who woold work in their behalf and in behalf of useful, necessary reforms. The way Baron Profumo had worked in that canvass was an earnest of what he would do in the House of Commons, and he appealed to the electors to vote in his behalf. (Applause.)—The' resolution was carried unanimously, and Baron Profumo acknowledged it, but said they must forgive him for not speaking much, as he had nearly lost his voice,—During the proceedings a telegram was read from Mr Randell wishing suc- cess to the Baron, and regretting that a promise to speak in East Carmarthen prevented him from being present. The enthusiasm of the gathering culminated when the chairman announced Mr A. J. Williams's victory in South Glamorgan over Sir Morgan Morgan by 918 votes.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE POLLING. The poll will be taken in South Monmouthshire, 'to-day (Monday) at 19 polling districts. There are upwards of 12,000 voters on the register, of whom 4,000 reside in the Eastern and Western Valleys. Then Bedwas, Maesycwmmer, and other Liberal strongholds have to be taken into account. A very heavy poll is expected, and the winning number is given at 5,600. The friends of the Baron are hopeful, and recent-events have increased the Liberal prospects and gives colour to sanguine anticipations. The threat on the part of the Tories to challenge every voter will be met by the miners marching TO the poll in columns early in the day. At Abercarn the miners will meet in the Salva- tion Barracks for the despatch of business at 8.30 a.m., and will go to the poll half an hour later in a column. The public-houses at Risca, Abercarn and Nowbridge will be closed at eleven o'clock in the morning by order of the magistrates, and in other districts the hours of closing are twelve and one o'clock. The ballot boxes will be taken to Monmouth, and the result will be declared some time on Tuesday.
BARON PROFUMO AND THE LABOUR VOTE. Mr H. Rogers, Tynycwm, of the Porat-y-mister Branch of the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union, sends us-the following appeal for publica- tion :— "A call to Arms from- the Pontymister Working men. Fellow-country men and brother workers, we 'feel it onr bounden duty to call upon you to ba true to-your principles, and to throw the yoke of slavery from your shoulders that the Conserva- tive party have too long made you be by supporting Boroxt Profumo, and returning him at the top of the poll. By so doing you will be taking the first grand step in this direction. Fellow-working zoen, for iihe sakes of your wives and children fight a fight which will make yonr class justly proud of their brothers in South Monmouthshire."
MEETING AT BLAOKTOWN. On Saturday evening an open-air meeting in support of the candidature of Baron Profumo for the- representation of South Glamorgan- shire, was held at Blaektown, a small hamlet near Marshfield. Among those who took part in the proceedings were Councillor J. Ramsdale, MrM. J. Pearse, secretary of the GrangetoWn Liberal Association; Mr W. Morgan, district inspector of the Provident Association; Mr England, oi the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union Mr Thomas CKeefe, and Mr W. Jen- kins. The audience was a small and very disorderly one, a number of women and girls and one or two men, who appeared to be in a rather excited state, keeping up snch a running me of comment and makmg so many efforts todrown the speakers that but little in the way of speech- making could be accomplished. The meeting lasted about half an hour, bat so loud and constant were the interruptions that bat little of what was said coold have been heard by the viflageaes. The supporters of Baron Profomo then cfeove in their brakes to St. Melton's, where it-was intended to heldanother meeting, Trot the audience that bad collected in the village was of so noisy and turbulent a character that no attempt at addressing them was made, and the speakers, with their friends, returned by brake to Cardiff. The band of the National Amalgamated Labourers' Union played a number-of spirited national and patriotic airs in thedifferent villages through which the Baron's friends- drove.
TO THE EDITOR. Sr&j —ELiiKlly-allow me space to disclose a Jew disgusting facte which came under my notice on Saturday evening last. I journeyed with some friends to St Mellons and Blaektown, with the intention of holding open-air meetings at both places in support of the Liberal candidate. Baron Profumo. From the moment of entering the con- stituency, and until we reached our destination, to our surprise and disgust, we found that neither a bill, poster, nor address of the Baron was any- where to be seen. Bui on the other side, or battertng-ram side, was vividly displayed, upon every available spot, the name of Morgan, in rank Tory colours. Now, why is this ? I will answer. This is why. In a country part. like the one I have above-mentioned, there are no hoardings whereon bills political or other- wise, could be posted. But in lieu of these hoardings, the cottager's bour ary wall, the cow- shed, the telegraph post, and other places of vantage are utilised. In thia particular locality the lord of the manor-is brother of theeoercionist candidate. Therefore the poor farm tenant, or other dependent who may nurture the grand principlesof Liberalism within his bosom, dare not placard his wallsgnor adorn his windowsjwith anything that would be likely to;call down the wrath of his lord. On the other band, he becomes the unwilling victim of despotism by allowing his humble dwelling to be disfigured with lying literature and false promises such as that which I read with disgust posted upon a wall, under the title of Old age pensions.' Now to Liberals—and to the workers of the soil, do I especially appeal, as I am a worker myself—your day has come. You have to choose between liberty and slavery, between the rights of free- dom and the halter of bondage. Let me appeal to you to cut down this or any other scion of aristocracy and landlordism, and in his place to raise to the pedestal one whose whole aim will be to legislate for the people's rights and benefits, and ensure to them the rights of free citizenship. Double your efforts to-day, and you repay tenfold the unscru- pulous Tory dodge enacted in the St. Mellons and Blaektown district by running to the highest pinnacle of the poll the true working man's friend, Baron Profumo.—I am. &0., July 10. THOS. J. O'KEEFFE.
MID-GLAMORGAN. MR S. T. EVANS AT NEATH. SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION. Following up a series of eminently-successful meetings, Mr S. T. Evans addressed a large gathering at the Glyn Hall, Neatb, on Saturday evening. Prior to the meeting, a procession was formed at Skewen, which proceeded to Neath, and was joined (near the site of the old turnpike gate) by a large contingent from Aberdulais and Cadoxton, headed by the Skewen brass and fife bands. Being market day, a large number of electors were present from the outlying districts. The demonstration was remarkable for the great enthusiasm displayed all along the line of route. The large hall was densely crowded, whilst hundreds were unable to obtain admission. Councillor Hopkin Morgan presided, and Mr Evans's appearance on the platform was hailed with ringmg cheers, the audience rising and waving hats and handkerchiefs. The CHAIRMAN, in the course of a short ad- dress, referred to the unavoidable absence of Mabon and Mr A. J. Williams, who had promised to be present. Mr ISAAC EVANS then moved, and Mr PHILLIPS seconded, a vote of confidence in Mr S. T. Evans, and pledging those present to do all in their power to return him again to Parliament with a triumphant majority.—Upon being put to the, meeting, the motion was carried by acclamation, -and without a single dissentient. Mr EVANS, in acknowledging the resolution, dealt with the leading questions of the day, making special reference to the questions of Home Rule for Ireland and the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Church of England in Wales. He said that Mr Balfour, in a recent speech in the House of Commons, remarked that their object in wanting to disestablish and dis- endow the Church was "plunder." He threw that lie back in Mr Balfour s teeth. Their object was not plunder, as was clearly shown by the clauses inserted to protect all modern endow- ments which could be proved to have been left to the Church by her sons. When Mr Balfour talked about plunder he should not forget that a large portion of the revenues now enjoyed by the Church was plundered from another sect. National property should be devoted to national uses. (Applause.) Referring to the Clergy Discipline Bill, he said it was a Bill to relieve the pockets of the bishops. They had previously the power to turn out criminous clerks, but itinvolved.them in some expense; and in his opposition to that measure he took the broad ground (that the time of Parliament should not be wasted in dealing with the control of ministers of any particular sect. It was said that he was, and those who supported him had been actuated by bad motives—that they wished to keep in the church all these bad clergymen, so that they might furnish an argument in favour of Disestablishment. Nothing of the kind. He had done his very best to improve the morality of the Church. (Laughter.) He |had even appealed to the committee nob to waste time which could be devoted to other pressing questions by going on with that Bill, and had even offered to give his Sundays towards improving the morality of the clergy. (Laughter.) They would be surprised to hear the difficulty he had to get the Government to accept an amendment to the effect that if a clergyman beat his wife or was guilty of such cruelty as entitled her to a separation order should vacate his living upon the facts bsing proved. He moved another amendment that upon the bankruptcy of an incumbent the living should ipso facto be vacated. (Hear, hear.) As the law stood at present a man could not hold a seat on a Board of Guardians, a School Board, a Town or County Council after becoming a bankrupt. The Government refused to accept the amendment—(shame)—and therefore a man might be a clergyman of the Church of England whom the law would not permit to sit on any of the public bodies he referred to. (Shame.) Mr Evans dealt at great length with the Employers' Liability Amendment Bill, and said that as far back as 1888 tha Government promised this Bill. He read an extract from a speech by Mr Balfour, in which that gentleman said that the question was one of vital impor- tance, but had not been dealt with for want of time, and yet later on he said that the Govern- ment did not deem it advisable .to deal with the matter until the report of the Labour Commis- siori had been received. That showed the insincerity of the promises made by the Govern- ment, because if they meant to give the Bill as stated in 1888, why should they now say it was necessary to wait for the report of the Labour Commission ? (Applause.) He thought the Bill ought to be amended not only in respect to giving more compensation with less difficulties in sup- porting the claim, but also to prevent as far as possible accidents talcing place at all. (Applause.) What was a hundred pounds or so to a man who lost his arm or leg, or to a widow who had lost her bread winner ? (Applause.) He was a Radical, and above all a Welshman. (Renewed applause.) Tory candidates, whenever they sought to win a Welsh constituency, searched their genealogy in order to see whether they could find their grandfather, uncle, or aunt had been born in Wales, and could therefore claim the honour of being a Welshman, and had con- sequently a right to represent a Welsh constitu- ency. (Laughter.) He (the speaker) was a Welshman of Welsh blood, some of which had run into his tongue and enabled him to speak in their language. (Loud applause.) Wales was looking up, and be could tell them Wales was looking up in Parliament. (Ap- plause.) Mr Goschen had asked the House for a day to consider the financial relations between England, Scotland, and Ire- land, and treated Wales as part of England. He (Mr Evans) found, upon going into statistics, that Wales received many thousands a year less than she was entitled to from probate, beer, and other duties, through being included with Eng- land, and he asked the Government to treat Wales separately in the same manner as Scotland and Irnd were treated. (Applause.) The Govern^fcnt refused to, but after a lot of persua- sion they were induced to give them an hour one night in order to put forward the claims of Wales. The claims of Wales had been put forward, but they were not recognised by the Government, but through his (Mr Evans') instrumentality, assisted by his colleagues, Mr Goschen had not yet been able to achieve bis purpose. (Applause.) Dealing I with the issue at tup election, Mr Evans said there were two programmes before the country— one Was that of Lord Salisbury, which was simply a programme of negatives the other that of Mr Gladstone as set forth in his manifesto and the Newcastle programme—one full of promises of reforms and amendment of laws which they urgently needed. Would they accept a pro- gramme of undiluted Tory blankness or one full of vigorous and healthy reform ? Toryism in Mid-Glamorgan was a poor, feeble, decrepit creature, while Radicalism was a strong and powerful giant. (Loud applause.) This poor, feeble, decrepit creature had dared to challenge giants. Very well, they accepted the challenge, and let the answer be given at the poll on Tues- day. (Applause.) One of the audience asked Mr Evans whether be had fixed any time as from which endowments belonging to the church ought to be preserved. Mr Evans, in reply, thought the year 1800 would be a very fair date. (Applause.)—In answer to a member of the Total Abstinence Society, Mr Evans said he was in favour of local option, the abolition of grocers' licences, and the public control of clubs. After a vote of thanks to the chairman'the meeting was brought to a close by the singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau."
MR S. T. EVANS AT GARTH, MAESTEG. At Garth, the lower portion of Maesteg, On Friday, a grand reception was given to Mr S. T. Evans, the Liberal candidate. The British Schoolroom, where tbe gathering assem- bled, was crowded. Mr D. Bowen presided.— Mr T. James proposed a vote- of confidence in Mr Gladstone and the Liberal party, which was seconded by Mr Evan Rees.—Mr Randell spoke on Home Rule for Ireland, Disestablishment of the Church, tithes, Employers' Compensation Bill, and payment of members of Parliament.-A vote of confidence in Mr S. T. Evans was pro- posed by Mr Morgan Davies, seconded by Mr Walters, and earned with great applause, which was taken up by those outside. Mr Evans spoke in Welsh and English, and was much applauded,
MR GROVE AT TONDU. UPROARIOUS MEETING. On Saturday night, at Tondu Board School, Mr Grove was announced to speak. The room was well filled, bat it was soon discovered that the bulk of the audience was distinctly Radical. Mr Wm. Llewellyn, Court Colman, presided, and asked for a patient hearing for the candidate before them. Mr Grove rose to speak, bat had not proceeded far before a storm of disapproba- tion set in, and even these on the platform were unable te hear his remarks. Mr J. Newall Moore (Lonlas) and the Rev H. rector of St. Bride's Minor, fared no t- Mr T. Edwards, of Merthyr, by tbe aid ot oteutorian voice and a fluent Welsh tongue, managed to quell the turbulent spirit for a brief space while he spoke on the Church question and Home Rule. Some questions were put to the candidate and answered, but the meeting soon broke up in great confusion. Mr Grove also spoke at Maesteg on Friday evening, but at the close of his address a vote of confidence in his opponent was earned.
EAST GLAMORGAN, MR ALFRED THOMAS'S CANDIDATURE. On Saturday Mr Alfred Thomas* addressed two large-and enthusiastic meetings of his supporters at Bedlineg and Treharris. He was met at Bedlinog station by a large crowds and escorted to the Congregational Chapel, a brass band heading the procession. The«chapel was crowded. Mr T. C. Thomas presided, and speeches were I delivered by Mr Alfred Thomas, Mr Lloyd- Meyrick (Cardiff), Councillor Sptdcefct, and Mr J. W. Jehn. A vote of confidence was-unani. mously passed in Mr Alfred Thomas;—Mr Thomas afterwards addressed a crowded meeting at Trelewis, where a vote cf confidence in the candidate was also unanimously carried.
MR HERBERT LEWIS'S CANDIDA- TURE. MEETING AT GLYNTATF. On Saturday evening a sparsely-atteaded meet- ing to further the candidature of Mr Herbert C. Lewis was held at the Glyntaff National Schools, Treforest. The proceedings only last about three-quarters of an hour. The Rev S. R. Jones, vicar, presided, and the speakers included Mr Jolln Evans, late of Crofta Mr T. John, Llantrisant and Mr J. F. McClune.—The latter referred in terms of condemnation to the refusal of the Nonconformist ministers of Pontypridd to meet in friendly conference the Ulster Nonconformists who visited Ponty- pridd last Thursday. Their conduct, he said, was an msult to their fellows, or they had not enough faith in their case to listen to the arguments of those who knew the facts, and who would suffer were they obliged to be placed under the rule of the Roman Catholics. He could not describe their conduct as anything but unmannerly, and opposed to the faith and religion they professed. (Applause.)
MR CHAMBERLAIN TO VISIT PONTYPRIDD. It was pretty freely rumoured in Pontypridd on Saturday that the Unionist party had secured the promise of a visit from Mr Chamberlain to that town on Thursday evening next, to speak in support of Mr Herbert Lewis. Our representa- tive, however, failed to get satisfactory confirma- tion of the rumour. We are requested to state that Mr Alfred Thomas's committee rooms at Aberdare hit at No. 3, Canon-street, where any information can be obtained.
CARDIGAN SHIRE. NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES. Mr F. R. Roberts, Under Sheriff, sat art; the Town-hall, Aberayron, to receive nominations for the election of a member of Parliament for Cardi- ganshire, from twelvte to two p.m. on Saturday, July 9th. Mr W. Jones, the Unionist candidate,' attended in person and presented numerous nom- ination papers. Among the best known persons whose names appeared as proposers and seconders were:—Mr C. E. D. M. Richardson, Cardigan, and Dr Evans, New Quay Col. Davies Evans, Highmead, and Mr J. T. Morgan, Nantceirio; Sir Marteine Lloyd.'andMr D. Davies, J.P.,Aber- ceri; Mr Chas. Lloyd, Wauni for, and;Capfc. Stewart, Alltyrodyn Mr B. E. Morgan, J. P., and Mr John Morgan, J.P., Aberystwyth Mr J. G. W. Bonsall, Fronfraith, and Sir Pryse Pryse. Gogerddan Mr D. W. E. Roland, Garth, and Mr S. E. Jones, Llanio; Mr J. R. Howell, Neuadd" Trefawr. and Mr T. H. Brenchley, Glaneirw Mr Nicholas, Bray, Melindwr, Mr J. Owens. Llanafain. Mr Bowen Rowlands did not attend in person, but he was duly nominated. His proposers and seconders were Mr D. J. Davies, Aberystwyth, and Councillor Daniel Jones, Llanon; Mr Morgan Evans, J.P., Oakford, and the Rev J. M. Prydderch, Llanarth Mr Peter Jones and Mr D. Samuel, M.A., Aberystwyth the Rev J. T. Evans (C.M.) and the Rtev W. Evans, (C.), Aberayron Councillors JohnM. Howell and J. T. Evans, Aberayron Mr W. O. Brigstocke and Mr Thomas Harries, Llechryd Rev J. Jones and Capt. Daniel Jones, Newquay Cap'c. T, Williams and Capt. James Davies, Newquay Mr J. O. Davies and Dr Jones, Newquay. One of the Newqtiay papers was signed exclusively by sailors. The poll takes place next Friday, and the counting will commence at 9,30 on Saturday morning, at the Town-hall, Aberayron.
HOW MR W. JONES HOLDS HIS MEETINGS. AMUSING INCIDENTS AT ABERARTH. On Thursday evening Mr William Jones, the Unionist" candidate for Cardiganshire, visited Aberarth, a populous village, situate a mile to the north of Aberayron. He disconsolately walked to the British School-room with a couple of Aberayron Tories at his heels; who, during the meeting, did duty by attempting, ineffectually, to set the cheers to go at certain intervals. The octogenarian Liberal chief of the village, and a champion of Mr B. Rowland's I candidature, out of courtesy to a Methodist t deacon (the candidate), took the chair.— The } Chairman appealed to the audience to give the candidate a quiet hearing, and if they dis- approved of anything he said, to show their disapproval by leaving the room rather than by creating a disturbance. Before Mr Jones was half through his speech the chairman had disap- peared, following apparently his own advice. When Mr Jones had finished it became his first duty to find another chairman. Having offered the honour to several, it eventually became Mr E. Lima Jones', Aberayron, duty to refuse to accept it. Mr Lima Jones, although one of Mr Bowen Rowlands' foremost supporters, in order to prevent the collapse of the meeting, accepted the position. He called Mr Wor- tbington, of Lampeter, and the Rev James Jones, M.A., to address the meeting. Mr Worthington obeyed, but the little he said was quite colourless. Evidently, these gentlemen pocket their highly-flavoured speeches, and only deliver them in districts without fear of correction. Mr Lima Jones, at the proper time, asked permission to ask the candidate a few questions. This permission having been given, an interesting dialogue for the space of half-an- hour took place, of which the following is a part:— Mr LIMA JONKS Thm-e-areover-20 Home Rule Parliaments under British dominion. Can you point out a single instance in which they have done harm to the countries in which they exist, or to the mother country ? Mr JONES No but Ireland"is too near. Mr LIMA JONES Don't you think that the fact that Ireland is so near is a safeguard more than otherwise, and tends to allay any appre- hension ? Mr JONES I do not think so. Mr LIMA JONES Is it not a fact that Ulster Protestants expressed the same kind of fear at tne-time when Catholic Emancipation was granted, and when Irish Disestablishment was conceded as they do now, and predicted that terrible evils would overtake their country. Mr JONES Yes, I believethey did. Mr LIMA JONES: Is it not, then, fair to infer that as their fears then were groundless, they may be so at present. Mr JONES Possibly so but it is not probable. Mr LurA JONE'S Don't you thiak that the electors of Cardiganshire are more justified in supporting Mr Bowen Rowlands, who has already voted for most of the things which you say you will support, than for you ? Mr JONES That is rather too personal. Mr LIMA JoNES: I do not wish to be personal • nor to give offence. After Mr Lima Jones had finished his cross- examinatidn, to the great delight of the Liberals, and to the utter discomfiture of the few Tories present, a vote of thanks to Mr Jones brought the proceedings to an end.
CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. THE LIBERAL TRIUMPH. SPEECH BY MAJOR JONES, M.P. Carmarthen and Llanelly did well on Friday, the true Liberals of the united boroughs showing that neither local difficulties, personal considera- tions, nor side issues can avail to torn them from the strict line of duty. In spite of the "little rift within the lute" and the cross-currents at work, Sir John Jones Jenkins miserably failed to indoctrinate the electors of the Carmarthen Boroughs with Tory-Liberalpnnciples-and Tory- Liberal practices. On arriving at Carmarthen Town Station on Friday night at 10.20, Major Jones was accorded a very hearty welcome, and was carried shoulder-high to the Shire-ball, where he made his bow to the returning officer, friends, and acquaintances, and took his seat at the lower end of the hall, from which he never stirred until the enumerators completed their work, an hour and a half later. Mr Thomas Davies, J.P., Spilman-street, a stalwart and incorruptible Radical, watched the proceedings, and, in a commanding voice, attracted attention to the arrangements entered into, and asked that they be carried out< This led to several gentlemen who accompanied Sir John being obliged to leave the room. Twenty-two papers were spoiled, Major Jones suffering the most. A few of the papers were handed in with- out any mark at all. In the Eastern Ward of Carmarthen 667 electors out of a possible 756 went to the poll, while in the western portion of the borough 600 out of 705 recorded their votes. Of these 1,267, it is believed that a majority of 350 voted for Sir John—obviously the result of the historic dispute. The electors who voted at Llanelly totalled 3,354, viz. :—401 at No. 1 Booth, 380 at No. 2, 428 at No. 3, 378 at No, 4, 462 at No. 5, 417 at No. 6, 452 at No. 7, and 436 at No. 8. The number of voters in both boroughs was 4,621, out of a possible 5,288. Of this total Major Jones secured 2.412, and Sir John 2,187, the Liberal majority being 225. The majority fell below Major Jones's own estimate made on the way from Llanelly. This is easily accounted for, one of the elements being the large number of Tories brought from every part of the kingdom to vote for Sir John Jenkins. As we have stated, Major Jones retained his seat/until the poll was officially declared, viz., at 12.10 a.m. on Saturday. His face all the while manifested uubounded faith in the great bulk of the Liberal electors. The Mayor then asked Mr D. R. Williams, his Agent, to make the necessary arrangements for proposing a. vote of thanks to the returning • roffieer. Mr David Davies.—The Clerk thereupon proceeded to the window of the Guildhall over-, looking Ball-street, whete the figureB were announced, amidst ringing cheers, by Mr Thomas Walters, the under sheriff.—Major Jones then appeared at the window, and was received with wild applause, on the subsidence of which he satd: My fellow countrymen,—The battle has been fought, the victory has been won, and the tidings have already reached tbeat captain of •the Liberal party. (Cheers.) It has been a severe contest—surrounded by difficulties not likely ever to occur again. But I do not stand before yon to prefer to the past. It is the weak wine that turws sour. (Hear and cheers.) Let us keep our natures sweet to the end. (Renewed cheers.) The differences have been numerous, and it is pleasant to be able at last to bring forward a subject on which all the electors in the constituency will-be agreed. I desire to move the heartiest thanks to the Sheriff aud the Under-Sheriff for the very admirable arrangements they made for the elec- tion and for the Way in which those arrange- ments were carried out. (Cheers.) It is every man's right to exercise the franchise that has been conferred upon him, and the arrangements of this election have been great improvements upon those of the past. (Hear, hoar, and ap- plause.) The number of booths was increased, and it was made easy for every elector to record his vote regardless of weather and distance. I repeat that nothing could be more satisfactory than the arrangements, hence the vote I wish you tocarrv. (Cheers.) Mr \V. W. BRODIE, Llanelly, appeared at the window to second the proposition. He said he was the election agent of Sir John Jones Jenkins, whereupon the people howled and hooted and would not hear him. Major Jones appealed for fair play, and although the vast assembly calmed down for half a minute, the appearance of Mr Brodie to continue his observations led to a re- newal of the hooting. When, however, he called for three cheers for Major Jones the cheering was marvellously hearty and loud. The vote was carried with acclamation. s Major Jones and the company then went to Mr Alderman W. R. Edwards's residence in Guildhall-square, where the new M.P. was hospitably entertained during his stay at Carmarthen; and on being called for by the great assembly, the Major went to one of the windows and said :—Fellow citizens, we have gained another seat to the Liberal party and re- inforced the gallant young Wales band. Depend upon it, it is with that brave and outspoken band of Welsh Nationalists that our hope for the eleva- tion of the Welsh people rests. (Cheers.) Nothing could be more satisfactory than the conduct of the electors, both at Llanelly and Carmarthen to-day, and I appeal to you to do nothing to mar that good record. Let us continue to respect ourselves, whatever the temptations to lower the standard may have been. (Great cheering.) I thank you very heartily for the gallant Way in which you h&ve sustained the Liberal principles in the Car- marthen Boroughs, and I wish you all a cordial good night.Major Jones then retired amidst -ringing cheers, and several of his prominent sup- porters having spoken, the qrowd gradually dispersed.
ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION OF MAJOR JONES AT LLANELLY. The news that Major Jones had won the elec- tion was received at Llanelly shortly after midnight on Friday with general tokens of delight. From eight o'clock, when the booths closed, crowds of interested people paraded the streets, but no unseemly incident occurred to mar the day's proceedings, the crowds appearing to be in a happy frame of mind. The Liberal Club after ten o'clock was simply crowded, and the result of the poll was awaited with general confidence. Enthusiasm and excitement seemed to be contagious, singing being repeatedly indulgedin. About a quarter past 12 the excitement reached its highest pitch, and the result was expected. with the liveliest interest. Just about that time "Hen wlad fy Nhadau" was being heartily sung, and in the midst of the refrain the long-expected telegram was received. The announcement of the figures was followed by prolonged and enthusi- astic cheering and other expressions of delight. The cry was quickly taken up, and as it passed rapidly through the streets and to the throng which was congregated opposite the Post-office, the applause was kept up for some time. Every- where the news seemed to be received with the greatest joy, and the result was declared all round to be, under the existing circumstances, a glorious achievement. A large crowd afterwards gathered in front of Park Congregational Chapel, which was ad- dressed by Dr J. A. Jones, whose burly figure was very conspicuous as he stood on top of the boundary wall. The worthy alderman had taken an active part in the contest, and as be congra- tulated the electors upon the splendid triumph achieved he Was warmly greeted. They had, he said, been fighting hard against forces neither political nor honourable, which he sincerely nopecl would not be heard of again, and that at the next election their opponents would have the manli- ness to fight on political lines. (Applause.) He felt that they had returned a gentleman to repre- sent them who would be a credit to them and to Wales. (Renewed cheers.) The crowd was then invited to assemble at the railway station at five o'clock on Saturday after- noon in order to give Major Jones a reception" upon bis return from Carmarthen, after which the people dispersed. During the Doctor's speeches considerable laughter was caused by the observa- tions passed, that of "what will the Quardkm say now 1 and What will Mr Wilson say ?" being especially mirth-provoking. At five o'clock on Saturday afternoon: a tremendous crowd assembled act the station to greet Major Jones, the newly-elected hon- member, and as he stepped on the platform he was warmly congratulated by admiring friends. In another instant a deafening outburst of cheers rent the air, and as the Ma jor, surrounded by several well-known Liberals, appeared outside they were again and again renewed amid a scene of great enthusiasm. Jones entered a. brake and smilingly acknowledged the oft-repeated rounds of applause. The vehicle was unhorsed, and a score of willing hands drew it triumphantly along. A large and enthusiastic crowd followed it through Seaside and High-street, and upon emerging into Station-road the concourse was considerably augmented, the route being lined with people. A break-down unfortunately occurred in Station-road, one of'the wheels getting loose, but nothing serious occurred. Major Jones then walked towards the Athenaeum Hall through the principal streets,thismarch being quite a trium- phal one. (The hon. member entered the Athenaeum, and as he re-appearsd on the balcrmy and looked down upon the dense crowd below he received a perfect ovation.—Mr Joseph Maybery presided, and formally introduced the hon. member to his applauding constituents. Major JONES opened his speech in W el, and said that the result of the fight, which had been a very hard one, was a very honourable one. (Applause.) He was glad to say that all bad acted to the credit of themselves and their country. (Cheers.) The elements against them were varied, and even strong in some respects, the party of wealth being especially opposed to them, but the Radicals of the boroughs had deter- mined that personal abuse would not do instead political principles. (Sheers.) Now that he had been elected thair member he would do his best to advance the trade of the constituency, the elevation of the people, and the cause of education. (Applause.) He sincerely hoped that a sufficient majority would be given to the Liberal party, so that something might be done in the next Parliament, and expressed a belief that the hope of Wales depended on the exertions of the Young Welsh party, which comprised men who had their hearts in the work, an abundance ofmental strength and activity, and the heroism to uphold their principles. (Cheers.) He hoped that he would be able to do something in order to show his appreciation of the great favour which had been conferred upon him;- and said that whilst he breathed he would do his utmost for them. (Applause.) Many things had operated against them on this Occasion, but he hoped that the next battle—if there was to be a next one—(laughter) —would be a fa r* one between a Tory and a Radical. (Hear, hear.) Speaking in English the hon. member once. again trusted he would be able to do something in the House of Commons to merit the confidence reposed in him. They all knew that the fight had' been a long, a weary, and a difficult one—so diffi- cult indeed that it was hard for their candidate to keep his temper. (Laughter.) If he had spoken a hasty word, it was "only to his immediate friends. A man must speak harshly sometimes to those he loved best, and he felt sure that those whom he might have growled against would take it in that spirit. When he went to Parliament he would endeavpur to continue the work he had attempted to do in the cause of education; to con- tinue working for getting absolutely free educa- tion for the Children of the working classes. (Applause.) If need be he was prepared to stand alone and face the storm tn the cause of religious equality. (Cheers.) If there were any Churchmen present he appealed to them to concede what they were enjoying and that which all men should concede one to another, absolutely fair play in the contest and in the race of life. (Hear, hear.) He trusted that Mr Gladstone's majority would be,sufficientto do justice to Ireland. (Cheers.) In conclusion, he said that he had rested upon the moral stamina of the electors. They knew what influence bad been brought against them, but he would not recapitulate them. Not one immoral penny "had been spent to his knowledge on his behalf in this contest. He had made diligent inquiries at Carmarthen, and the evidence was conclusive to prove what he had just said. (Cheers.) He bad, therefore, a right to say that this was a victory for morality in political forces, and he had not trusted upon their moral stamina in vain. No man would have the honour to re- present in Parliament a more intelligent and a more robust class of working men than himself. (Applause.) The Rev J. WIONALL, Swansea, also spoke, after which the crowd dispersed with repeated cheers for theif member.
BAST CARMARTHEN. SPLENDID LIBERAL MEETINGS. Mr Abel Thomas addressed a number of largely attended and enthusiastic meetings in various parts of bis constituency the end of last week. On Thursday night he spoke at one of the largest meetings over held in Llanelly, hundreds being unable to procure admission to Zion Chapel. An overflow meeting was held in Park-street School- room, which was also crowded. The meeting was called to support the joint candidatures of Mr Abel Thomas and Major Jones, votes of con- fidence being passed in each. The chair was occupied by Mr W. HoweH. On Friday night Mr Thomas spoke to a large audience at Adulani Chapel, Felinfoel, the Rev W. Humphreys presiding. Mr Gwilym Evans, Mr Ellis, and the Rev Phillip Phillips delivered stirring.addresses, and a unanimous vote of con- fidenm vtas adopted. At half-past 8 the same evening an especially enthusiastic .meeting was held at Soar Chapel, Llwynhendy, the late pastor, the aged Dr Roberts, presiding. Speeches were delivered by local gentlemen, and Mr Abel Thomas was received with that enthusiasm which is everywhere displayed. Here again a voteof i- confidence was passed. On Saturday morning Mr Thomas proceeded to Llangadock, where one of the most important fairs-of the year was being held in the morning. A meeting was held in a large barn about 12 o'clock, and there were between 500 and 600 per- sons present, including a large number of farmers. Mr Gwilym Evans presided, and he was heartily received. Another vote of confidence was adopted, after which Mr Thomas dwelt for about 40 minutes upon Home Rule, the amendment of the land laws, disestablishment, and other questions. At seven o'clock the same evening, Mr Thomas visited Burry Port, where he and Mr David Randell, M.P., were met by a crowd of ad- mirers-and the local fife band. A large number attended Jerusalem Chapel, where a capital meeting was held. The chair was occupied by Mr D. Tennant Thomas.—Mr J. Wilkins pro- posed a vote of confidence in Mr Thomas, which was seconded by Mr Thomas Davies. —Mr David Randell supported in an excellent speech, in the course of which he said that Cap- tain Davies happened to belong to the same religious denomination as himself, the Calvmistic Methodists, but the Captain thought it was his duty to oppose his candidature in the Gower Division. He did his level best against him then, but the more he opposed him, the more voters he (the hon member) got. (Cheers and laughter.) Why, even Sir John Llewelyn, who had been defeated by Mr Burnie—(cheers)—thought it was best to get Captain Davies off his platform, and he ven- tured to think that the more Captain Davies spoke in this contest the less votes he would get. (Laughter.) Referring to "old; age pensions, Mr Thomas suggested that tithes should be applied for the puvposo of old age pensions. (Applause.)—The vote having been carried, Mr Abel Thomas ably addressed his hearers, and elicited roars of derisive laughter by explaining that his opponent-" Alderman the Rev Captain Davies," for that was his name in full—(laugh- ter)—had been seriously telling the electors of the division that if Home Rule were granted the Irish members would one dark night hatch a plot, and would put out all the lightbouse lights on the coast of Ireland, so that ships would be wrecked; that the Irish people would become pirates, and would rob vessels in their seas; that he had been in Ireland for days, during which time he had not found a single Irishman dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs and that every night in Ireland 300,000 Fenians were being drilled, preparing to fight the English people. (Loud laughter).—The Rev David Evans and the Rev J. Sees having also spoken, the proceedings terminated, after which a procession was formed, led by the local fife band. Much enthusiasm prevailed, and as the crowd moved slowly along popular strains were raised, and cheers were repeatedly given to Mr Thomas, who was accompanied in the carriage by Mr and Mrs Howell. New Lodge. Mr Thomas will speak this afternoon to the colliers of the Tumble and Pontyberem, and in the evening will, proceed to Pontardulais.
LIST OF POLLING PLACES. The election for East Carmarthen is fixed for to-morrow (Tuesday), the candidates being Capt. T. Davies, of Gwernllwynnyth, Llansamlet, and the old member, Mr Abel Thomas. The fol- lowing is a list of the districts and stations where the voters will poll Polling District. SS °' Ammanford Cross Inn Board School. 13rynamman British School. Cilycwm National School. Cwmamman Brynlloi Board School. Cayo Board School. Farmers Board School. Hendy National School. Llangadock Board School. Llandilo-Fawr (No. 1) Shire Hall (No. 2) Grand Jury Room Llanfihangel-Aberbythick.. Goldn Grove National School. Llandebie National School. Llamvrda .National School. Llandovery Town Hall. Llaunon .National SchooL Llanelly No. 1, Pitrk-stTeet Board School. No. y, Market-street Board School. „ No. 3, Prospect-place Board School. Myddfai .National School. Pembrey, North and South..Copper Works Board School Pontarllechau Old Turnpike Honse. Talley .Village School.
WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE. Mr Edward H. Bath, High Sheriff, Alltyforiti, sat at the Shire-hall, Carmarthen, on Saturday afternoon, to receive nominations. Mr D. Long Price, Under Sheriff, Tally House, and Mr James John, Acting Under Sheriff, Carmarthen, were also present. The Under Sheriff having read the writ, Mr Henry Jones Thomas, Penrhos, Llanfynydd, handed in the following paper :— MORGAN, JOHN LLOYD, 15, Spilman-street, Carmarthen, barrister-at-Iaw. Proposer and seconder W. Owen Brigstocke, Parkygors and H. Jones Thomas, Penrhos. Assentors: Richard Griffiths, Glanrynis; Daniel Davies, Maespanfc, Llangeler; Benj. Thomas, Nantcer- dinen, Conwll; Stephen Daviee, Ftonlas, Aber- gwiliy; Rd. Evans, Upper Cresswell, Laugharne; Thomas Wm. Morgan, Philadelphia, Llangunnor; Dd. Davies, Rhydyrhaw, Abergwilly and Dd. Lodwick, Cwmfelin, Llandefeilog. At 12.20 Mr Lloyd Morgan handed in five other papers with a similar number of namfs on each. The proposers and seconders were:—Rev John Wyndham! Lewis, Hamilton House, Carmarthen; and Thomas Davies, Albion House, Carmarthen; John Bagnall Evans, Nantyreglwys, and Dl. Stephens, Arlais; J. W. Gwynne Hughes, Tregib, and Dd. Lewis Jones, Derlwyn; Walter Jenkin Evans, 3, Parade, Carmarthen, and James Phillips, 13, Picton-place, Carmarthen; Charles Edward Morris, Quay- street, Carmarthen, and Dl. Lewis, 58, King- street, Carmarthen. This was the only nomina- tion to hand, and, there being no objection, Mr Lloyd Morgan, has been formally elected.
SWANSEA TOWN. Mr Burnie has been flooded with congratula- tions at his magnificent victory over the Tories and so-called Liberal Unionists with their very strongest champion, and it is no admitted on all hands that the Swansea seat is as secure to the Liberals as ever it was. Though Sir John Llewelyn after the poll attempted to seek comfort from the reflection that the majority was reduced, it is stated that the result came to him with quite a shock, and he opened his speech with the remark that it was a crushing defeat. And so it was. Swansea Toryism has never before bad a candidate of sufficient influence to excite enthusiasm or to enable the full strength of the party being polled, and for years they have sought comfort from the reflection "Ob, wait till we can get Sit John." They have now had hiM, and polled to a man for him. So we now kn/w exactly what the Tory strength of the borough is, while as to that of the other party it is well known that there were Liberals who, for reasons best known to themselves, held aloof. So even now Mr Burnie's vote does not represent what it will be in the future. Much of the success of the Liberals is due to the magnificent work done by Mr Blewett, the able election agent of Mr Burnie, who, by his tact and excellent manage- ment, did much to unite a party not so enthusi- astic as it should have been a few days before the poll, and bring about the result which is now eliciting congratulations all over the kingdom. Mr Burnie has addressed the following letter — Osborne Villa, Swansea, July 8th, 1892. My dear Mr Blewett,—I was sorry I missed seeing you to-night after the poll was declared, so that I might have personally expressed my thanks to you for your splendid services, which have done so much to enable me (by gaining the seat) to uphold the proud political traditions of Swansea. I shall be much obliged to you will, on my behalf, convey my very best thanks to the earnest and able workers who so strenuously supported our efforts, and did SQ much to bting about the satisfactory result. Perhaps you will have this letter posted up in the Club-room.—Believe me to remain, yours sincerely, W. V. Blewett, Esq. ROBT. D. BURNIE.
CORRESPONDENCE. TEMPERANCE AND THE GENERAL ELEClTON. TO THK EDITOR. SIB,—I have just received favourable replies to all our questions from Mr Erank Edwards, Kington, the Liberal candidate for Radnor- shire, and I am pleased to add that Mr Frank Edwards has made Temperance reform an im- portaht point in most of his public utterances. The Temperance party are, to-day, thankful to God, and highly pleased with their enthusiastic exertions in support of Mr R. D. Burnie, M.P., and Major E. R. Jones, M.P. The enthusiash manifested by our friends in Swansea last even- ing, after the declaration of the poll, was the most intense I ever witnessed. Our friends did well at the Pembroke and Newport Boroughs. King Alcohol has been completely defeated.—I am, &c., MORRIS MORGAN. Irvonia, Swansea, July 9th, 1892.
A CARDIFF COAL-TRIMMER'S RIDE. At the Newportr county police court, on Satur- day, Jacob Williams, coal-trimmer, Cardiff, was charged with stealing a horse and trap, the pro- perty of Robert Elsworthy, and assaulting Thomas Gallivan, labourer, of Cardiff. On Sunday last Gallivan borrowed the horse and trap from Elswdtthy, who resides at Cardiff, and drove out with some friends to St. Mellons. At the Fox and Hounds the party alighted, and Whilst they were in the house, Williams mounted the empty trap, took up the ribbons, and drove in the direction of Cardiff. Gallivan followed, and overtook prisoner on the road, when he struck him with the whip. At Cardiff, however* the coal-trimmer's ride was abridged. Gallivan told the bench he believed prisoner's action partook of the nature of a drunken freak, and that he did not wish to press the charge. —Williams also expressed sorrow for-his conduct, and wfts cautioned and fined 20s.
THE GREAT CURE FOR CoitNg.- Munday'g Viridine-Still farther testimony. A Chemist writes Will you send me a bottle of your Viridine ? It is for my own use. I get plenty of corn cures of the same Colour, but nond of them appear to equal yodrs. Nil one ought to say his corns are incurable until ne has used Viridine." Thousands have be^n wired, most of whom had suffered for over 50 > ears. Bewat e of imitations. Sold in bottles Is, by post 19 2d, by the Proprietor, J. Munday, Chemist, High-street, Cardiff ana all t e 4079
MR GLADSTONE IN MID- LOTHIAN. On Saturday afternoon Mr Gladstone, accom- panied by Mrs Gladstone and Miss Gladstone, mSide a drive tour through a,considerable portion of the Midlothian constituency. The right hon- gentleman, who wore a. pair of dark-coloured spectacles, left Dalmeny, Lord Rosebery's resi- dence, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the weather being fine at the outset but unsettled later on, whilst considerable discomfort arose from the dusty state of the roads. He received his first welcome in the village of Dalmeny, where the cottagers came forth and waved their hats and handkerchiefs. Subse- quently Mr Campbell, Mr Gladstone's agent, who had driven in the rear, was invited to join the party. At Kirkliston a great crowd assembled, and heartily cheered, while a large contingent ot bicyclists who were in waiting constituted them- selves into a kind of escort, riding at the front on each side and in the rear of Mr Gladstone's cai-riage. As the party passed through Kirk- liston, a bunch of homely flowers was thrown into the carriage, and acknowledged by Mr and. Mrs Gladstone with a smile and courteous bow. At New Bridge the villagers collected around the carriage in large numbers, so that a halt had to be called. There were calls for a speech, but it was explained by Mr Peter Maclagan, who had some conversation with Mr Gladstone, that the right hon. gentleman could not speak there, or he might give offence to other places through which he in- tended to pass without delivering any address. The party then drove on, their progress being marked by a considerable display of enthusiasm along the whole linfi of route, which in many parts was gaily decorated. At Rathe a little girl, lifted in her father's arms, presented Mrs Gladstone with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and in leturn Mrs Gladstone gave the child a baskeb of strawberries. A number of the village lads who followed the carriage for a considerable distance were rewarded with a liberal distribu- tion of the same fruit. A drive of two or three miles brought the party to Currie, where a hearty reception awaited Mr Gladstone. The streets Were thronged with an enthusiastic orowd, who cheered lustily, and would not allow the carriage to pass on. Ihe vehicle was pulled up in the middle of the street, where the local Liberals presented Mr Gladstone with an address. In reply, the right hon. gentleman said he felt confident that the electors of Midlothian would continue faithful to the cause of Ireland. He was certain that by con- tinuing faithful to that cause Midlothian would best serve the interests of reform and advance- ment. There was a great demonstration at Juniper Green, the village people lining the roads on each side. A cheering concourse accompanied the carriage through Cohnton, and there was more enthusiasm of the same descrip- tion at Slateford, at the entrance of which village an admirer held aloft a woodman's axe, decorated with the Liberal colours. At Hailes, where a large number of quarrymen are em- ployed, a platform had been erected in anticipa- tion of a speech, but although a halt was called Mr Gladstone did not make any remarks. He was heartily cheered on driving away, and the carriage was followed by a large and enthusiastic crowd, amongst whom the right hon. gentleman distributed flowers, which his admirers eagerly scrambled for. Dalmeny was reached about half- past seven,after a drive of some three hours and. a^half.
•MR CHAMBERLAIN AND HIS CONSTITUENTS. Mr Chambetlain has addressed the following letter to the electors of West Birmingham :—" I thank you sincerely for the splendid service you rendered yesterday td the Unionist cause. By an unexampled majority you have once more expressed your unflinching resolve not to submit Ireland to the yoke of the men who are steeped to the lips in treason and whose hands are stained with crime. 1 am deeply grateful to you for the renewed expression of your confidence and per- sonal regard, and I am strengthened by your sup- port to maintain the principles which have now again received your emphatic approval."
MR BALFOUR AT DARWEN. Mr Balfour addressed two^meetings at Darwen on Saturday afternoon in support of the candida- ture of Viscount Cranborne for the North- Eastern division of Lancashire. He recapitulated the leading arguments urged by the Unionists against Home Rule, and maintained that Mr Gladstone's case 'must be admitted to have broken down. as these arguments had hot been answered. The right hon. gentleman quoted the case of Norway and Sweden as illustrations of Home Rule dangers, and pointed out that all great nations consisted of the welding together of what were independent or semi-independent States. He added that'national weakness resulted from national division.
"THE UNION!" Mr Robert Buchanan has written the following noble poem for the Pall Mall Gazette:- This is the Unionist—yea, this is he Whom every honest heart would choose to'be!" The speech our English freemen spoke Still fills the plains afar, Where branches of our English oak Wave 'neath the Western" star; "Be free," men cried, in Shakspeare's tongue, When Smiting for the slave— Thus Hampden's cry for Freedoto rung As far as Lincoln's grave Back rings that cry from far away To tell the Motherland, Where 'neath the Union Jack this day Both false and true men stand. Hark to the foes of all things free, Who, arm'd in hate, intone: The Union Let our war-cry be That word, and that alone The Union Kiss the dead Christ's face, While brandishing the sword, Foster the scorn of race for race, Exult, and praise the Lord Carry the rule of pride and hate O'er earth from pole to pole The Union leave men desolate, But keep the Empire whole The Union ? Yes, in God's name still, The Union," we reply: The Union of a Nation s will Against each timbtel'd Lie! The Union beautiful and good Of lands by Love made ene One heart, one cause, one brotherhood, One Empire, 'neath the sun That Union which hath been so long Our boast from sea to sea—, Justice, redressing human wrong, Love, keeping all men free; Not that which starves one hapless land While others smile full-fed Not that which from another's hand Would snatch his daily bread Union in strength of Love, not Hate Union in Peace; not Strife! Union to keep inviolate The sacraments of Life Union in one great common aim, Triumphant late or soon, To share the freedom we proclaim With all who beg the boon Not Union based on braggart's boasts, ? Or on the robber's creed, Not Union thrust by armed hosts On lives that would be freed Not Union fed by hate and wrath Where'er the weak make moan No Union on the heavenward path Whfere Justice hath her throne Justice to all, and first, to those Who speak our common speech— Help to our brethren, great or small, Free thought. free laws, for each; Who chains his brother to his side Seeketh his help in vain, And Might is impotent to guide The Souls that Love may gain. This is the Union which is still Our strength from sea. to sea— Freedom, whose mandates we fulfil By leaving all men free To sheath the sword, to help man's lot, To break each cruel chain The Union ?—Yes, by Grod but not A pact 'tween Christ and Cain ROBERT BUCHANAN,
ULSTERIA. TO tHE KDITOB. "I am all for a religious cry," said Taper. "It means nothihg, and, if successful, does not interfere with business when we are in,"—" Coningsby," Chap- ter 2, Book 2, by the Right Hon. B. Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield). SlB,—It is very certain that the family of Tapers is Still abundant, and in full possession of the attributes with which they were credited many years back by Lord Beaconsfield, He knew them well, for he had the benefit of their exer- tions during a long political life. The members of the tribe surviving at the present day cling persistently to the same tactics, and with just the same amount of sincerity. They profess the utmost anxiety for the safety and welfare of the Protestants of Ulster, and at election meet- ings appear overwhelmed with despair with the idea of their having to live politicallyon the same footing as their fellow countrymen, professing a different form of the Christian religion. It is Abundantly in evidence that up to the present time Roman Catholic ihajotifcies have been con- stantly in the habit of electing Protestant town councillors, mayors, and members of Parliament, while the reverse has been the practise in the Pro- testant portions of Ulsterbut whatofthat;—the present generation of Tapers and Tadpoles want an election cry, and do not hesitate to fan the Smouldering embers of bigotry into a flame, so long as they have any hope of keeping up their sinking cause for a short time longer.—I am. &c., 9th July, 1892. BENJAMIN JUNIOR.
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SUDDEN DEATH OF A f MINISTER AT SWANSEA. We [regret to recerd the sudden death of th« j Rev J. D. Evans (Cairo), which took place at the residence of the Rev J. Gomer Lewis, in 1 Bellevue-street, Swansea, on Sunday afternoon. i the deceased, who was a very eloquent preacher, attended worship at Capel Gomer on Sunday morning, and afterwards went with the Rev Gomer Lewis to dinner. He seemed in good spirits, and observed how he was enjoying his meal, when he was seized with coughing and went outside. On his return to the dining-room he looked so ill that his host sent for a doctor. j, Medical aid was, however, of no avail, and the | rev gentleman expired at 2.30. The funeral will > take place on Wednesday afternoon at Betbesds Burying Ground. j
MINERS' DEMONSTRATION IN "I DEAN FOREST. j The annual demonstration of miners came off j on Saturday at the Speech House. The arrange- j ments and general plans, which were admirably [ conceived, worked without a hitch, and Mr G. H. Rowlinson, the agent, and Mr John Macalvoy, the President of the Dean Forest Labour Associa- tion, and those working with them are to be t congratulated upon the very successful meeting held. The association includes colliers, miners, quarrymen, pig iron men, labourers, and railway men. The lodges in which these men are en- rolled marched into the field each with its own banner, and, in most cases, its own brass band. On the platform were seated, amongst others, Sir j Charles and Lady Dilke, but Mr Tom Mann did not turn up till just as the meeting was breaking up. Mr Macavoy presided.—Mr S. J. EIsom, C.C., moved, and Mr F. Ashmed seconded, the following resolution:— ¡ 3|That we, the working men of (Dean Forest, express our hearty gratitude to the leaders of our Local Asso- ciation, the Midland Federation, and the Federation of Great Britain for all the benefits that we have de- rived from their efforts on onr behalf. (A) That we hereby resolve to do all that we possibly can to strengthen the fraternal bonds which unite us to- gether and (b) that, as Foresters, proud of our ancient rights and privileges, we trust our leaders will help us to preserve these intact., Mr G. H. Rowlinson and Mr Parrott, a York- shire agent, supported the resolution.—Mr Wm. George moved, and Mr Wm. Evans seconded the second resolution, which was as follows:— That we, the working men of Dean Forest, desire to thank those members of Parliament who spoke and voted for the Miners' Eight Hours Bill on March 16th. 1892, in the Honse of Commons, and we trust that the working men in the various constituencies of the United Kingdom will endeavour to extract pledges from those who seek their suffrages to vote fer the Bill j when it is again brought forward in the House of Com 1 mons. Sir Charles Dilke was very heartily received on rising to support the resolution. He said that the return of Mr Samuel Woods, the vice- president of the Federation of Great Britain, was a most important event. (Applause.) It was important under the circumstances under which it occurred. Mr Woods was not elected as an ordinary member for an ordinary constituency. The Ince Division of Lancashire was not a Liberal seat, nor one which a Liberal as a Liberal could hope to win. The successful candidate had j been elected by the working classes joining | together and sinking their Tory or Liberal I principles for the time being. He believed there 1 were some 10 or 12 seats to be won in that way. Sir Charles severely criticised the unnecessary and useless opposition to Mr Rickards'. return, Especially as he was so unwell. -The resolution was cariied with applause.—The third resolution, which was as follows, was moved by Mr Edward Fowler, seconded by Mr Barnett, and supported by Mr Evans, a leader of the Gloucester dockers, and carried unanimously That we, in the Forest of Dean district, as a small unit in the great army of labour,hail with delight the formation of the International Federation of Miners and we trust the day is not far distant when not only the miners but all classes of labeur will be federated and cemented together in the brotherhood of labour and unity, and then we shall be able to adequately enforce our just demands. Mr TOM: MANN, who now arrived, rose to address the meeting as a "free lance," all the resolutions having been carried. In the course of an excellent address, throughout which he was frequently applauded, he said whilst the miners and others worked their nine hours a shift for five days a week there were thousands yet who did 14 hours a shift and did seven shifts a week all the year round, and it was to improve the lot of such toilers that he had set his hand. He pointed to the increased growth of Liberal opinion in London, which manifested itself at the County Council elections, and was now giving tresh evidence in the elections in the Metropolis, and said that was the fruit of the enlightenment that was being spread abroad through Trades Union and co-operative principles. (Cheers.) As it was insisted that Lady Dilke should speak, her ladyship seconded a vote of thanks to the speakers. She said she was a friend of the cause of Labour, which, next to her husband's cause, was the one inf which she was most deeply con- cerned. In her mind, however, the two causes were one, and she did not think she should be quite as faithful to her political creed if she did not feel her husband would serve them faithfully and powerfully. The little she had been able to do for the women of England she would continue to do as long as she lived and in her husband the men and women of England would find a staunch friend.
BEER SEIZURES IN CARDIFF. At about one o'clock on Sunday morning P. C.'s Hares anti Harris, of the Roath Division, made a seizure of beer at 68, Adeline-street, East Moors, m the occupation of Daniel Collins, the place being suspected as one where illicit drinking was carried on. A four-and-a-half-gallon cask of beer on tap and another of a like size empty were taken possession of. In the Grangetown Division P.C.'s Young and .Elliott entered No. 4, Madras-street, occupied by a woman named Mary Cayhill. They seized a four-and-a-half-aallon cask of beer and a quantity of drinking utensils. A number of men were found on the premises, and upwards of 30 peopk were seen to go in and out of the house in the space of an hour and a half. P.C.'s Gouge and Dicks made a raid at No. 26, Tredegar-street, in the occupation of Angelina Tinsley or Barry, and there took possession of a 4-gallon cask containing beer, the house being suspected as a shebeen. The constables named in the preceding case made an entry at No. 58, Mary Ann-street, occupied by Ellen Crowley, and they thert seized a 4% -gallon cask containing beer. U
THE DOWLAIS BOILER EXPLOSION. The official report of Messrs Howard Smith and J. H. Hallett, the Commissioners appointed bj the Board of Trade to conduct an investigation into the explosion of a boiler at the Dowlais Iron Works, on the 18th March of the present year, by which one man lost his life, has just been issued, together with diagrams of the boiler which frac- tured. It will be remembered that the Commis- sioners found that a defect had existed in the boiler, which, however, by the adoption of ordinary methods of examination, could not have been detected by reason of its position. The Commissioners think that if a mirror had been used the flaw would have been detected. They found that no blame attached to the Dowlais IroW Company or their employees.
GOLF AT PORTHCAWL. The fourth monthly medal in connection witfc the Porthcawl Golf Club was played for oti Saturday, but owing to the unpropitious state of the weather good scoring was an impossibility. The greens were in excellent Order. There were between^ 20 and 30 entries received, and Sit Joseph Spearman Was declared the winner with a nett total of 84-. Below are the results for the two rounds (18 holes). o- „ Gross H'dicap Netl Sir Joseph Spearman 129 45 84 W-Rees.J.P 130 45 i! 8S W, S. Vivian 115 25 9t H. C. Vivian. 125 M 91 Jestyn Williams 143 50 93 J. F. F. Common 119 24 93 S. D. Churchill 126 28 93 T.Cote. 150 50 10C H. J. Simpson 121 20 101 J. V. Hlmea.ge. 121 20 101 Dr Alexander 157 40 117 Seddon 170 50 120 Fenwick, Crossland, and others made no returns.
CHORAL COMPETITION AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE. SUCCESS OF A NEATH JUVENILE CHOIR. A grand musical festival was held at the Crystal Palace on Saturday week. One of the chief attrac- tions was a juvenile competition. The test consisted of (a) Silver River (by Munsden); (b) a piece of the conductor's own selection and (c) a two-part sight test. The following choirs conipeted:-(I) Mr Rotherham's Junior Choir, conducted by Mr J. G. Rotherhain (2) Bow Choir (London); (3) Neath Juvenile Choir, con- ducted by Mr 1. Arnold; (4) Portsmouth, con. ducted by Mr Ernest Adams; (5) Camberwell Green Choir (London), conducted by Mr A. Cecil Smith. After an exceedingly good contest, the awards were given thus :-First prize, silk banner and certificate, Neath Choir; second prize, silver medal and certificate, Portsmouth Choir; third Erize, bronze medal and certificate, Bow Choir; onourable mention, Mr Rotberham's Choir. The awards Were greeted with rounds of applause, and when the young Welsh conductor, Mr J. Arnold, came forward to receive the banner, ha was given a reception which he cannot ever forget, and which showed that the result of the competi, tion was unanimous.
BAND COMPETITION AT MAN. CHESTER. LLANELLY PLACED FOURTH. On Saturday, the Llanelly Band attended the great band contest at Belle Vue, and out of 113 competitors carried off the fourth prize. This if! the first occasion on which a Welsh band has succeeded in gaining a prize at Belle Yue, and the playing of the Welshmen quite took the audience by surprise. The prize winners were1st. Denton Original (A. Owen); 2nd, Accrmgton Old (J. Gladney); 3rd, Cornholme (E. Swift); I 4th, Llanelly Town (J. Samuel); 5th, Clayton- le-Moors (A. Owen). j
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