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[The following appeared in our Second Edition last week, published in the afternoon of Friday :—] CARMARTHENSHIRE ELECTION. The election of a Parliamentary representative for this county, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the lamented death of Mr. Saunders Davies, took place on Friday (this day) at Llandilo. On account of the resignation of Mr. Lloyd Davies the proceedings were divested of the interest and excitement of a contested election. It is, however, gratifying that the county has been spared the unpleasant- ness of a contest by the almost unanimous declaration of the electors in favour of Mr. Pugh, who was chosen, not by any party, but by the constituents as a body, without any reference to political distinctions. This is a remarkable fact pregnant with meaning for it was not only the yeomanry of the county who supported him, but gentlemen of great affluence and who occupy an influential position- gentlemen who used to rally round different political standards. The independence, the ackowledged abilities, the honesty of purpose, and the liberal tendencies of Mr. Pugh, pointed him out as pre-eminently qualified for the honour which has been conferred upon him by an overwhelming majority of the constituency. So favourably was he received and so universally supported that it has been stated by many competent to judge that he would have received twenty votes to one over any other candidate. It was naturally expected that a gentleman so popular would be greeted to-day by a large number of electors anxious for any demonstration of their feelings towards him, and although the proceedings were strictly formal there was a very large attendance including the most influential voters in the County, who seemed to vie with each other in according Mr. Pugh a hearty reception. The shops of the town were all closed and business gener- ally suspended, so that the inhabitants turned out en masse. A band of music paraded the streets and the bells of the parish Church pealed merrily. Triumphal arches of ever- greens and flowers spanned the principal thoroughfares, and the whole place put on a gay and festive appearance. The ever-greea arch near the Town Hall was tastefully got up, and in the centre wreathed with flowers were the words "Pugh; the right man in the right place." Near the Cawdor Arms a banner was suspended in the middle of the street bearing the following inscription:—" A fact for the Electors. When an Independent course is pursued it ultimately succeeds: Witness, Pugh is in, Lloyd Davie Ia is out." This inscription was festooned with flowers and underneath was a device in evergreens and Itrilliantooloured dowers resembling a crown. There was another arch of some artistic pretensions, a little beyond the Castle Hotel. About a quarter before ten Mr. Pugh, accompanied by a large number of his friends and supporters in carriages and on horseback, arrived at the Town Hall amid the voci- ferous cheering of the populace. At ten o'clock the High Sheriff, C, Morgan, Esq., Alltygog, with his deputy, F. Green, Esq., solicitor, entered the room, which was literally thronged, many being unable to gain a hearing. In the assembly there was a number of fashionably attired ladies, in- cluding Mrs. Jones, of Pantglas, who manifested a lively interest in the nomination. The writ having been read, and the other forms ob- served, The High Sheriff rose and said,- We are assembled to eleel a knight of the shire to fill the vacancy caused by the decease of our friend Mr. Lloyd Davies. (Loud laughter.) mean Mr. Saunders Davies. Has any one a candidate to propose ? Mr. W. R. H. Powell, Maesgwyn (who was heartily cheered), said,—A very brief spaoe of time has elapsed since we assembled in this Hall for the purpose of re-electing a gentleman to represent this county in Parliament, whose sudden death is deplored by every one. (Hear, hear.) In public and private life Mr. Saunders Davies was alike be- loved and respected by all. That liberal heart—so generous —so just, endeared him to all as a Member of Parliament, a neighbour, and a friend. (Loud applause.) His memory is engraven on the hearts of the county, and it will long live in the affections of the people. (Hear, hear.) We are now met to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of our friend. It is with great reluctance that I stand thus prominently forward, as I feel sure there are very many others more competent to the duty, and who could perform it more to your satisfaction. (Loud cries of "No, no.") But as I was one of the deputation who waited upon Mr. Pugh to induce him to come forward as a candidate, under the impression that it was the wish of a large majority of the electors, which subsequent events have borne out, I was urged to complete the task to- day in the nomination of Mr. Pugh. (Vociferous cheering.) It is, therefore, my pleasing duty to propose in every respect a worthy successor of Mr. SauiideTs Davies (cheers), our late lamented representative. Mr. Pugh a high cha- raoter and attainments need no eulogium from m e. His career in public and in private life is before us. He has always lived amongst us, and we know his worth (Cheers). As Chairman of Quarter Sessions for many years, he ever pursued a clear, atraight-forwar d, and independent course- secured the respect and merited the approbation of us all (Applause). For his private worth I may refer to the regard and esteem evinced for him in this neighbourhood where he resides to the county at large, and to the feel- ings displayed here to-day (Loud Cheers). For his poli- tical views I refer you to his full, manly, and feeling ad- dress (Hear, hear). He is ready to go for reform and improvement where necessary (Loud applause). His connection with the landed interest of the county, and his high attainments point him out as the fittest man to represent us in Parliament. I can truly say from my heart that the Jionour conferred upon him—the trust reposed in hish-n-is- will never be tarnished, while in his keeping. It is, therefore, with much pleasure that I nominate Mr. David Pugh, of Manorabon, as a fit and proper person to represent the county of Carmarthen in the Commons House of Parliament (Long continued cheers). Major Lewes, of Clynfiew, who was loudly cheered said, I rise to second the nomination of Mr. David Pugh to represent this important County in Parliament, and in doing 90 I am sure you will permit me to allude to the cause of our meeting here to-day, as I was one of the nearest neighbours of our late much lamented representa- tive, Mr. Stmoders Davies, (hear,"bear,) to whose memory I willingly pay every tribute of respect. I had many opportunities of knowing his worth, and I most confidently assert in, the. presence of you all, who knew him well, that he not only adorned the public station he filled, but in private life his uniform kindness and courtesy secured him the est^|n and respect of every man. I may say that in private life he was beloved by every one. (Applause.) In speaking of Mr. Pugh's quali6eations for the duties to which 'he is nominated I feel I should be un- 1. necessarily taking up the time of the .meeting,, and I shall not therefore enlarge upon his peculiar fitness to represent this county in Parliament. As Chairman of the Quarter Sessions he gave unqualified satisfaction and won the esteem and respect of the whole County. (Cheer.) I am sure that in returning him to-day to represent this County we stall put the right man Jn the right place, and I now second the nomination. (Long continued applause.) The High Sheriff then put the usual question three times' and there befog; no other candidate he declared Mr. Pugh duly qleete Mr. Pugh (who was evidently labouring under con- siderable emotion, and who was voiiferously cheered) aikkT,— ?' It now becomes my duty to return thanks to the great constituency Ji^is: countyt wj^o ,with_ unparalleled unani- mity have made me their repreientative. (Applause.) I am fuHy aware of the responsibility which 8éh- unanimity enW 'Is on the o?4ect of its choice I miglit' falter w hen I en CUl }¥ ojcL!> 1 cnoice i I lglíf ,fa.te woen I eootemptat? thp dtv?rmty of interests committed to my charge I might despair of being the apt representative of opiniODs as thepal asunder; but, suppmted as I am by the generous spirits who when a contest was imminent came forward to uphold me, I Will neither despair nor falter, because I perfectly comprehend the position in which I stand bfi*, and I know the conditions on which lta;"e been supported. (Loud cheers.) Many .faave ënlea among my friends who know little of my opinions, who beli^rje tj f°$principles-r-as fa^ a6 tjaey kqw theff-Mdiffer from their *4iW; yat tftey' gftW' Ae eHsfltt" far #A PUPM, for rectitude of iatetttion, sod » wiab to Moor tax the public good, and under this standard I have conquered. (Applause.) I indulge the hope that, when I return here, not one of the magnificent array which befriends me on this occasion will be able to say that I have betrayed him In the position in which I stand, far from being dismayed, I see only an additional incentive to labour as far as possi- ble for the good of the country. And the situation is mere congenial to my feelings in this respect, that I have never had any sympathy with that violent party spirit— happily more rife in other days than in our own—(ap- plause)—which seeks to array a whole people in two opposite and hostile camps, each regarding the other as containing the enemies of their country. (Cheers.) I have ever been an admirer of those great Ministers, whatever age or country they have adorned, who, traduced and;vilified though they were in their day, are:now acknowledged to have had no other end in view than the glory of their country-are now discovered, when it is too late, to have been distin- guished by no bigotted adherence to ancient institutions on the one hand, no love of revolutionary principles on the other. (Applause.) They failed in their .beneficent endea- vours to extinguish party spirit and promote a combination of good men for the service of the State their noble hearts were wrung with the thought of the extinction of their hopes, only because they were in advance of the age in which they lived because they occupied the heights which those around them were unable to ascend. (Hear, bear.) They would have rejoiced to see these days, in which a milder and more humane policy prevails. For how light are the shades, how faint the lines which now separate the two great parties in the state. (Cheers.) The indistinctness of the boundary almost tempts us to exclaim, Where shall wisdom be found ? (Applause.) These are the circum- stances which induce me to believe that I shall be able to give satisfaction to my supporters. Their generous and unsuspecting confidence forbids me to doubt it. Once more I thank thein; especially the fairer portion that have exerted themselves in my behalf and thoso who are now assembled within these walls. (Hear, hear.) A word on him whom we have lost. Only some weeks, some little weeks ago he lamented in this place that he was unable to take a part in the debates of the House of Csmmons. The applause of listening Senates to command, And read their history in a nation's eyes, is the lot of the Highly favoured, highly gifted few alone but a purer & more upright spirit than his never awoke, with impassioned eloquence, the echoes of the House of Com- mons. (Applause.) He has quitted the stormy scenes of political life on which I am now about to enter. He is gone to his reward. May we who are left behind him emulate his vittues, and be respected and beloved as he was (Long continued cheering.) A vote of thanks was accorded the High Sheriff, on the motion of Mr. Pngh, seconded by Mr. Powell, for his able, impartial, and handsome conduct in the chair." The High Sheriff having acknowledged the compliment, the proceedings terminated.



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