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I ELECTION ADLKESbES.

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I ELECTION ADLKESbES. SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN'S ADDRESS. Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman, in his election address, says that, though the Unionist party have during their ten yeai« of office onjoytu advantages of an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons and the docile support of the House of Lorde, the period of their adminis- tration presents itself as a well-nigh unbroken expanse of mismanagement, of legislation con- ducted for the benefit of privileged classes and powerful interests, of wars and adventures abroad hastily embarked upon and recklessly pursued. After dwelling on the record of the late Government in regard to the South African settlement, the state of the national finances, the confused attempts at Army reorganisation, and the handling of the questions of education, licensing, and rating, Sir Henry proceeds to discuss the Unionist proposals of fiscrf reform, which he holds to be fraught with incalculable mischief to the nation and the Empire. He sets forth at length his reasons for this conviction, and adds that the policy of the present Govern- ment is well known to the electors. Should they be confirmed in office, they will, while hold- ing fast to the time-honoured principles of Liberalism, repair so far as they can the mis- chief wrought-in recent years. As to foreign affairs, the Unionist party, by renouncing those undesirable characteristics which Liberals for- merly detected in their foreign policy, have made it possible for the Government to purs" a substantial continuity of policy. MR. JOHN MORLEY. I Mr. John Motley, Secretary of State for India, on Monday issued his addirese to the electors of the Montrose District of Burghs. It isbasOOt on the arguments presented to the eLootom at his recent meeting in Arbroath, and characterised rbyM.r. Morteis customary pre- cision of phrase and unsparing logic. The following are among the counts in the indict- ment which he htas drawn up against the late Government: — It is ihardly necessiary for me to tell over again the too familiar tale, how the late Ministry blundered; into a long, costly, dangerous, and difficult war. As to their future policy, what fiseal -reform means to one zealous section of the Unionist party is to the other section lanathema, and yet this chaos is seriously presented to the country es a rprogmmme and a policy. I SIR EDWARD GREY. I The adicPrees of Sir Edward Grey (Foreign Secretary) to the electors of the Berwick-oa- Tweed division ia mainly devoted to the issue of Free, Trade v. Protection. In the adoption of Protection Sir Edward sees the coming of political corruption, increase in the price of food, and the lowering of wages. He believes tha,t a frelet discussion at the next Colonial Con- ference will make it clear that the Colonies, as at least one of them has already told us, are not prepared to abandon, or even to reduce, the duties which they now impose on British goods. While this is so there can be no question of Free Tradto within the Empire. l MR. ASQUITH. I Mr. Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer, I on Monday evening issued his address to the electors of the Eastern division of Fife. He finds the record of the late Government to be one of reactionary and partial legislation, cf feeble and incoherent management in some of the most important departments of the State- in particular in the War OiMee-and of profuse and unregulated extravagance. Mr. Asquith contends that Free Trade is, responsible for our supremacy in the world's markets, and that wan- tonly to tamper with our fiscal system is to invite disaster. MR A. CHAMBERLAIN. Mr. Austen Chamberlain's election address urges strenuous resistance to the policy of cowardly surrender to the forces of disloyalty in Ireland, and advocates a change in our fiscal policy r SIR CHARLES DILKE. 1 The following is the text of Sn- Cha.)rI)M DiHBa'w address to the electom of the Forest of Dean Division ^Tjrentlemen,—I solicit with confi- dence the renewal of your trust-. -Believe -me, l your devoted servant, CHARLES W. BiLKB."

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