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CIVIL SERVICE AND ENGINEERING.

. A DOUBTFUL PROPOSAL.

LLANIDLOES MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

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LLANIDLOES MUNICIPAL ELECTION. Quite an exceptional contest was witnessed at Llanidloes on Tuesday, when electors were required to appoint no fewer than six councillors from amongst a choice of eight candidates. Shorn of political and religious considerations, the election resolved itself into an estimate of personalities, though the result emphasises the efficacy of canvassing, and the necessity for the adoption of this time-honoured method even by men whose past public services should be sufficient to command appreciation and a renewal of confidence. No doubt Mr Jones Meredith depended for the most part upon a record of work for which his townsmen undoubtedly feel grateful, yet he occupied only fourth place upon the poll. The premier position was won by Mr Thomas Evans, a young man who gained his spurs as a leader of the Young Liberals League in the last General Election. He is followed by Mr John Morris, whose heavy poll furnishes one of the sur- prises. Mr Richard Jerman's hold on the electors seems to be as substantial as the stone he cuts. At the first time of asking Mr E. V. Davies has obtained a meritorious place. Whether he will handle municipal affairs with that successful dexterity which has given him celebrity in the canine world remains to be seen. Dr Davies, though taking the bottom position, has the satis- faction of knowing that his return was accomplished without any organised can- vassing. Invited to stand, he regarded acceptance as a duty of citizenship, and simply placed himself at the disposal of the community. The non-success of Mr W. V. George is alike surprising and regrettable, having regard to the traditional services of his esteemed family. By the rejection of Mr D. Owen, the Council has certainly lost a valued member. His defeat appears in- explicable. Last on the list came Mr D. T. Morgan, whose epistolary eloquence may have just scared the electors.

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