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THE REPRESENTATION OF THB CABMABTHSN BOROUGHS. (rAOK oua OWN MPOBTIE.) CARMARTHEN, MOHDAT. The Bidloals have already oommenocd the oam- f>algn attendant upon the resignation of Mr. Nevlll of hili leat lor the united boroughs, and as ureal have ruihed Into it with the Indeoent haite whloh characterises all their proceedings. Notwlthitand log the peculiar olroumitanoes under which Mr Nevill retires, and beforehehasformally bidden fare. well to the constituency, they are ready with their candidate and convene meetings for the purpose of prosecuting his canvas*. Mr. Arthur Kappell Oowell Stepney would appear to have made up his mind "to what should be done, and the Badloal contingent have ahown themselves only too willing to obey his uemmandl, Contrary to general ex- pectation, and without the allghteat notloe, a a attempt Is again to be made to folat this gentleman upon the boroaghi, and knowing that their OPPOJUIIIN are 118 yet unprepared with a candidate they have taken time by the forelock, and brought forward 8bek mM. Mr. Arthur Stepney, too, has not the allghteat claims upon the boroaghi, excepting, rtthKpi, that he la the ion of his father. Sir John Stepney, who happened to represent the oolt- rttuency from 1868 to 1874. The contest In the latter year wai 10 anaatbfactory to the laboribla, and the cause of so muoh bitter disappointment, that It waa thought the patty would try to secure a stronger man, bat Mr. filepney woutto considerable expense at the time, and haa slnoe paid the oost of maintaining the register for hb aiaodatea, 10 that, although he has no qu&Hhcatlono, he moat, forsooth, be the favoured one Mr. Stepney la a perfectly untfled mIlD and, 10 far as either borough Is ooncerned, haa literally done, nothing for th benefit or welfare of the Inhabitants, and given no evldenoe whatever that he la entitled to the honour which he seeks at their hand*. Mr. Nevlll, on the other hand, was a thoroughly tried man, one who haa worked hard to promote the proapertty of the locality, and ever shown a dealre to dlsoharge the datlea Incumbent npon blm aa a man of position and Influence. This was a tower of strength to Mm in the late memorable oonteat, and It was Mr. Stepney's weakness, and wiU be so spim It b true that he was for some years a clerk In the Foreign Office, and only retired In 1873, and that In 1S61 he accompanied the late Earl of Olarendon on a ipeolal million to Promla. but the electors of the united boroughs of Oar- marthen and Llanelly will fall to see any reason In this for electing blm aa their representative, and of thus conferring upon him the highest honour at their disposal. More aubstantlal poundo than then must be given, and will bave to be forthcoming, be- fore he Is elected. Mr. Stepney's heme Is at Llsoelly, and therefore It Is most singular that on the present occasion he should have been henJded before the conitltuenoy at Carmarthen, the town where he b least known. Yet so It has been. A meeting of the Badlsal leaden was oalled at Carmarthen this morning, notwithstand- log that no announcement of Mr. Nevill's resignation had appeared In their own organ, and that the Western Mail was the only journal that had made it publla. An extra- ordinary meeting this. A meeting jut like those the Radical party are aocuitomed to hold for such a purpoae. The whole afblr, It was evident, had been previously arranged, and it was now presented Ina lperft etly out and-dried faihlon to a hole-and- corner meeting of the most formal oharaoter, Mr. Stepney came down from Llanelly by the train arriving at Carmarthen at U.40 a.m., and was met by some half-dozen prominent members of the Badloal party. Immediately the news got noised abread, and a crowd of men and boys, hacprs. on at street corners, auemblol. A sort of prooesslon w s then formed, aid this singular representative gathering marohed two aid-two to the sinnibly-room. Here they met In solemn con- clave, acd II they passed into the building It was noticed that the following amongtt others attended:—Thj Mayor (Mr, David Edwaidi), Alderman John Thomas, Bar, Joseph Evani, the Bev. Evan Thomas, and Mauri. T. Moatyn Davles, T. Thomas, Geo. Bagnall, W. B. Edwards, B. Davles (solicitor, the Liberal agent), T. Davles (auctioneer), W. B. Jones, C, Jones, Thomas Evans, W. Lawrence, its, Mr. Stepney was aocompanled by his agent, Mr. Koiser, of Llanelly. Soon after the meallnl had been formed, your repreientative walked Into the room, Alder- man Thomas was i peaking at the tlmo, but ths moment ho recognised him, he resumed his seat, and the Mayor, who was In the chair, rising, Itlfcrmed y^ur reporter thst the meeting waa private. A strange private meeting surely Composed, as It wie, of representative! of the Bsdtcal prcri, and persora of all gm im who had dropped In listlessly from the streets, It was cer- tainly one of the most extraordinary private meetings tver convened. But this li only a sample of ono of the maty singular tactlci Radicals purine. After the meeting It was learned that Mr. Stepney had been adopted as the R, dical c»ndWnt» on behalf of Ormirthen, bat that the acceptance was conditional upon Llanelly doltg the same. A committee was ac ooidlngl; appointed to proceed to Llanelly, and a joint meeting was held there In the evenlnf. As a purely formal matter I14r. Stepney was, of course, adopted. The Conservatives have not yet taken any aotlon, and will not do io probably until the seat Bb&ll have been formally vacated.

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