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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. LETTER FROM MAJOR JONES. The following letter has been received from Major Jones in connection with the competition for the Liberal candidature for the Parliamentary seat of the above boroughs 3, Dock Chambers, Cardiff, December 22, 1891, Messrs D. R. Williams and J. Rhys Samuel, secretaries, Liberal Association, Llanelly. J Dear Sirs,-I beg to acknowledge the receipt of I your favour of Saturday, transmitting the resolu- ticn passed by the Three Hundred on the 17th inst. adopting me as the candidate of the Liberal party at the general election. The unanimity with which the resolution was carried is gratifying far beyond the personal honour it bestows upon me. It reflects upon the loy;tl npirit in which the choice of the majority has been accepted by the party it shows the forces of Llanelly Liberalism joined in I solid ranks once more. I venture to believe that the same splendid spirit will soon animate and work together the Liberals of the sister borough also. On the 22nd of October, at the outset of the preliminary contest, the joint secretaries, acting upon authority from the Liberal party in both boroughs, wrote to the gentlemen put in nomina- tion submitting certain questions. Two of the nominees hereupon withdrew; the remaining two accepted the conditions for the friendly party contest. I answered the questions categorically, saying that I would address meetings at Carmar- then and Llanelly that I would abide by the decision of the association; that in the event of my being selected I would contest the seat entirely regardless of the number and the political tints and colours of the candidates and that 1 would devote such ability, energy, and skill as 1 could command towards maintaining the supremacy of true Liberalism in the boroughs and amongst our representatives in Parliament. Such was my pledge, carefully considered and deliberately made, and I abide by it. But both you and I would desire that, in the event of a ballot being taken in the sister borough within a reasonable time, upon a register agreed upon, of Gladstonian Liberals, I should abide by it. Moreover, should a representa- tive conference determine upon a simultaneous poll in the two towns, on a just register, I will abide by that or, should the conference agree to refer to arbitration on the question which of the two condidates is the choice of a majority of the Liberals in the division, and, therefore, entitled to the support of the entire party, then I will abide by that. I will never knowingly consent to be the candidate of less than a majority of the party, nor suffer myself to be set aside by a minority. But every possible honourable means should be exhausted to ascertain the wishes of the majority. Nor do I in the least despair of an ultimate satis- factory and harmonious settlement of the present difference. Our Tory fiiends in the boroughs, by whatever designation known, being naturally and necessarily thankful for infinitesimal mercies, affect to derive sufficient comfort and encouragement from our temporary differences to contest the seat at the next election. The "dark horse" is to play havoc with our ranks when the general election commences. I will be glad, should fortune so ordain, to help in making it entertaining for this nebulous charger so soon as be shall be material- ised. Meanwhile, the dark-horse will probably not seriously disturb our slumbers as a night- mare. A temporary difference of opinion regarding who should carry the battle flag of the command has never yet led to the treason and desertion of the minority in face of the enemy. An honest difference of opinion concerning persons does not involve, does not portend, the sacrifice, the jeopardising, of victory for the one great principle for which the Welsh people are contending. To admit the possibility of such perfidy would do violence to our political history and cast doubt upon our devotion to thecause of religious equality. All that is but the desperate hypothesis, the vain hope, of the Tory party, and those who shall build their castle upon such a foundation are safe to experience the sad satisfaction of weeping over ruins.-Yosirs faithfully, EVAN ROWLAND JONES.

INFLUENZA.—LA GRIPPE.

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