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CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. Unionist Meeting in the Town-hall, Carmarthen. A crowded and enthusiastic meeting in support of the candidature of Sir John Jones Jenkins, the Unionist candidate for the repre8etitation of Carmar- then Boroughs, was held in the Towd-hall, Carmarthen, on Friday evening, the 12th inst. The proceedings throughout were characterised by the utmost heartiness. The Mayor (Mr H Brunei White) presided, and explained that he had called the meeting in response to a requisition signed by a large number of the inhabit- ants of the town, to hear speeches by Sir John -Jones Jenkins, Mr T Marohant Williams, and others. He is pleased to bejpresent to take the chair. When he received the honour of being elected mayor of his old town, he resolved to attend any meeting to which he might be invited, wbether political or religions; and to be at the beck and call of his fellow townsmen. He thought it waa his bounden duty on the previous week, as mayor of the town, to take the chair for -Major Jones; and that evening he felt an equal pleasure in occupying the same position for Sir John -Jenkins (hear, bear). He asked those present to give the speakers a quiet and respectful bearing, feeling certain that bis request would not be in vain. They pretty well ikoow what he was, and how his vote was generally cast (applause), but his duty thit nf4ht was simply to act impartially as chairman of the meeting (bear, bear). Mr C W Jones moved the following resolution: Sl That, in the opinion of this meeting, Sir John Jones Jenkins is a fit and proper person to represent the Boroughs of Carmarthen and Llanelly in the House of Commons, and pledges itself to use every legitimate effort to secure his triumphant return." He esteemed it a great favour, he said, to be allowed to take his place on that platform to give bis support to the candidate, Sir John Jones Jenkins. He said "candidate," but he did not wish them for one moment to believe that Sir John was a new candidate, because they had on two previous occasions returned lim to Parliament for these boroughs. During the time he was there he succeeded in placing on ihe Statute Book one of the most useful Acts to be found there. It was an Act affecting the working-men of this country more than any- one else. They allknew that Sir John himself was a working-man, and he was not ashamed of it (hear, hear). Nothing gave him greater pleasure than to meet anywhere any of those working-men who had worked with him shoulder to shoulder at the bench (applause). He commenced at the lowest rang of the ladder, and asoended by persever- anoe, sobriety, and thrift (load cheers). This showed them that they could all do the same. Endowed with these qualifications of perseveranae, sobriety, and thrift, difficulties of great magnitude could be over. come by any man, and the asoent to a higher, better, and more prosperous life made possible. Sir John woald shake hands with a working man with just as ntuoh pleasure as be would the hand of Royalty (ap- plause). It was his impression that Sir John would liave been their member to this day but for one vote he gave in the House of Commons. By that vote he abewed he was an honest, fearless, Unionist, who would not, if he could help it, permit of the dismemberment 4jl the Empire (applause). He voted against the iniquitous measure called Home Role, and he was not elone an that oocasion, but mixed up in the best possible company. Their opponents were properly called Separatists, while they, as Unionists, were proud of the name they bad taken (cheers). If they only pot their shoulders to the wheel there was no doubt about the return of Sir John. They had re- turned him twice, and they generally did a thing three times. Mr John Morgan seconded. Mr T Marchant Williams, who was received with loud cheers, supported the resolution. The question before them at this juncture was not a personal one. If it were he would not be there. He bad the deepest respect for Maj or Jones and Mr Lloyd Morgan, and he would not be there to support the candidature of anyone against these two gentle men if it were a personal question (hear, hear). But the simple fact that Home Rule for Ireland was the predominant and cardinal issue placed before the people of this country, justified him in coming before them on that platform. The measure of Home Rule provided that eighty members from Ireland were to oome over to this country and participate in the management of our affairs, whereas we could not send one representative from this country to partici- pate in the management of Irish affairs. He put it to them, as reasonable, thinking men, was there ever ench a monstrous proposal put before the people as that? (cries of No," and cheers). Mr Gladstone said lie would not be a party to it, but he did become a party to it. Major Jones—(hisses)—most mysteriously voted for that. He said most mysteriously," because helknew him well. Major Jones was a man of keen intelligence, who read and understood what he read, and he voted for that, and what was more he was ready to do it again -ih&L was, if he, hmd. tiie chanaa (laughtw and ohoerB) "When he heard that the Government were going to introduce Local Veto, he said, Oh, they are going -to do something for me," but when he took up the measure,} and saw that Sir W Harcourt said he was going to do it for the cause of temperance he saw that Sir William was not telling the truth. Ireland was omitted, and yet in proportion to the population, Ireland -was three times as drunken as either England or Wales. ,Sir William said it was an appeal to their moral sense. Moral humbug! (laughter and applause). Fanoy, Sir W Harcourt talking about their moral sense Why should he shut the public. house and not the rich man's club ? Then there was the One Man One Vote question. He had asked the meaning of this of one of the other side. The reply was, One Man, One Vote." But do you know the meaning of it?" "Yes, One Man, One Vote" (laughter). The Radicals said, One Man One Vote would be -to their advantage, but they overlooked one thing: one vote one value. In Kilkenny, according to the population, they bad a vote which was of ten times more value than that of Cardiff. This was not right; neither was the cry of Down with the House of Lords." If the latter was right, why did Lord Rosebery, that artistocratic trifler, shovel four new men into the House of Lords? He did not know what -these men had paid for their peerages, but he daresay £ 25,000 each (" Oh," and cheers). Let them put aside their little fads and their little cries. There was a great cry before the country, and every available vote was wanted. Let them return to the House of Commons men who would vote solid for the Union. In conclusion, he asked them one question-a question which, perhaps, had been put from that platform hundreds of times, and which he himself had asked -scores of times-that question was, Gentlemen, are you agreed upon your verdict ? (loud cries of Yes," and prolonged cheering). 1 The Rev Mr Rees, Llechryd, delivered a stirring speech in Welsh; and Mr Evan Roberts, Llanelly, who supported Major Jones at the last election, also spoke. Mr Parkinson, a working-man and a converted Radical, also hailing from Llanelly, and Mr Daniel Williams, manager of Messrs Druce's Collieries, Llanelly, also spoke in support. The resolution was carried with two dissentients, amidst loud cheering. Sir John Jones Jenkins, on rising to respond, was received with loud cheering. He hoped they would •carry out the resolution on the polling day which they bad BO enthusiastically passed. They had bad a fair trial of the late Government for the lastithree years, and they found it wanting. He looked upon it as the weakest Government of modern times. The great social questions of our time had been neglected. One of the greatest of those questions was to find new markets for -our trade. This was one of the items in the policy of the Unionist Government, and it affected them very -closely at Carmarthen and Llanelly, because without outlet for our produce we could not exist. With reference to the 1874 list, it was charged against him -that he took away with one hand what he gave with the other. In other words, that he took back fifteen sheets. At Carmarthen he was shown a letter stating that he kept back thirteen sheets, so that there were two sheets less than on the previous day. He had to give the whole thing his most emphatic denial. It was totally untrue. There was not a single sheet given up on the 1874 list, as given at Cwmfelin (cheers). With reference -to the charge that he had decided on the list only now At election time, he showed that he and his manager (Mr Daniel) had met the men six months ago. The men thanked them for the Christian spirit they had displayed. All of it was merely red-herrings drawn across the track to confuse the issue. He asked them not to be lured by promises which would be unfulfilled, and said they would not regret it if they returned him as their member (cheers). A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the meeting. On leaving the hall Sir John was vociferously cheered by a concourse of several hundreds, who aroompanied him to his hotel, singing lustily, For he's a jolly good fellow." Meeting at Llanelly. I Sir John Jones Jenkins returned to Llanelly on Saturday afternoon from Carmarthen, and in the even- ing held a meeting at the Athenfeum-hall. There was a crowded attendance, and a great deal of enthusiasm prevailed. The chair was occupied by Mr W J Wilson (The Dell).-Mr Daniel Jones, a well-known tin-plater, moved a vote of confidence in Sir John Jones Jenkins, and pledging the meeting to use every ligitimate effort to secure his return.—Mr David Jones, another hardy eon of toil," seconded the resolution, which was sup- ported by Mr D R Knoyle (Swansea), Mr W Thomas, and Mr David Thomas.—Mr Rees Morris, al Cwmfelin tm-plater, and Mr Dan Williams, manaRer of Messrs Wevill, Drace, and Go's collieries, then spoke, and a vote of confidence was put to the meeting and carried unanitnously.-Sir John Jones Jenkins replied to the vote they had so enthusiastically passed. -There was a tremendous scene of enthusiasm at the close of the meeting, and there were loud cries of Procession from the audience. A large crowd of some hundreds then escorted Sir John to the Station, whore he took rain for Swansea. On Monday night an enthusiastic meeting of the supporters of Sir John Jones Jenkins was beld at the Royalty Theatre, Llanelly. Mr Daniel Williams, Box, presided, and enumerated the measures of social legis- lation which the Unionists intended carrying into law when they came into power. The working men sup- porters of Sir John had been described as the I, scum —(shame) —but he believed that" scum" would send the Unionist candidate to Parliament with a triumphant majority on Wednesday (applause). Mr David Harries, a working tin-plater, said it was told that Sir John gave the 1874 list to his men at Cwmfelin in order to gain votes at this election. That was an absolute lie (cheers). Mr Evan Roberts, another tin-plater, who three years ago supported Major Jones, moved a vote of confidence in Sir John. This was seconded and supported, and carried unani- mously. Sir John replied, and expressed the belief that what had happened that night was an augury of what would tran"pire at the poll on Wednesday. At the close of the meeting a torchlight procession of tinplsters just returned from the ten o'clock ehifs was formed. Sir John was escorted by his supporters to his hotel, from the window of which short addresses were given. Major Jones in Llanelly. I A meeting in support of Major Jones was held in Zion Ohapel, Llanelly, on Monday. evenmg, and an overflow meeting was also held at Park-street School. Mr David Williams, J.P., presided. Mr David James moved the customary vote of confi- dence in the candidate, and this was seconded by Mr H R Thomas, and supported by the Rev Ossian Davies, Bournemouth, and carried. Major Jones, in response, said he was looking to them to preserve the continuity of their Liberal faith, and to maintain their Liberal traditions. Referring to the defeat of Sir William Harcourt at Derby, he said he was sure they all regretted it, but although Sir William had been defeated, the great cause remained, and the standard had not touched the ground. What he (the speaker) was chiefly concerned about was the solidarity of Wales. The question for them was not what would happen in Manchester or Derby, but what was to happen io Wales. The very essence of freedom was at stake, and it was for the people of Wales to say whether the principality was again to return 31 Liberals out of the 34 representatives which she was entitled to return. He rested his faith in the electors of the Carmarthen boroughs, and awaited their verdict in absolute confi- dence. Meetings at Carmarthen. I Major Jones has been holding successful meetings in different parts of his constituency. On Friday night he worked hard at Carmarthen, and addressed meetings at Salem Schoolroom, Johnstown, and Penuel Chapel, Priory-street. At both places the Liberal candidate received a cordial reception. At Johnstown Mr John Lewis, J.P., presided. A vote of confidence in Major Jones, proposed by Mr Thomas Lewis, seconded and supported by Mr W Davies and Mr Daniel Jones, was passed unanimously, and the meeting pledged itself to support and return him at the election. The vote was acknowledged by Major Jones. Shortly afterwards Major Jones arrived at Penuel Chapel. Mr David Williams, J.P., occupied the chair, and he was supported by Mr Thomas Davies, J.P., The Pyffryn, Carmarthen. In a speech delivered by the Major he contradicted the rumours to the effect that he and Mr Thomas Davies had had a difference in the streets. Mr W R Edwards and the Rev D S Davies also spoke. Major Jones at the Guildhall, Carmarthen. I The last political meeting on either side was held on Tuesday night at the Guildhall, when Major Jones once more addressed the electors. There was a large audience, and at times the proceedings were fairly enthusiastic.—Principal Evane presided, and said that when, three years ago, Major Jones was returned to the House of Commons with a triumphant majority, he was, comparatively speaking, an untried man, but now be had won his spurs in the Parliamentary field, and came back to the electorate, and threw himself upon them with confidence (hear, hear). During the progress of the meeting the Chairman announced that an important telegram had reached Major Jones, stating that Sir William Haroourt would enter the next Parliament as member for West Monmouthshire (applause).-Mr W R Edwards, J.P., proposed a resolution expressing unbounded confidence in Major Jones, and pledging the meeting to use every legitimate effort to secure his triumphant return.—Tbe Rev D S Davies seconded the proposition.—The Rev Ossian Davies, in a remarkably able and eloquent speech, spoke in support.—Mr James Evans, chairman of the Old Castle Tin-plate Union, Llanelly, and Mr Thomas Phillips, seoretary of the Tin-plate Workers' Union, Llanelly, also spoke in support ot the motion.—Major Jones, response, said St would be impossible for a Tory Government, sup- ported by a Tory Party, to cany out any legislation if they went in the teeth of the solid representation of the Welsh people.—The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman. The Nominations. CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. I The Carmarthen Boroughs nominations took place on Saturday, at the Guildhall, Carmarthen. The following two gentlemen were nominated:- Sir John Jones Jenkins (L. U.), The Grange, in the parish of Oystermouth, Glamorganshire, knight. Proposed by Evan Roberts, Llanelly, seconded by A Owen Norton, Carmarthen. Assented to by David Harries, 55, Tunnel road, Llanelly James Philipps, 14, Picton terrace, Carmar- then William John Wilson, The Dell, Llanelly; James Edward Parkinson, 3, Robert's row, Llanelly John Edward Williams, 9, Lammas street, Carmarthen; John Forsyth Rees, 116A, Lammas street, Carmarthen and David Ellis, Old Plough Inn, Carmarthen. Also nominated by Charles William Jones, 10, Picton terrace, Carmarthen, seconded by John Morgan, 12, Blue street, Carmarthen. Assented to by William Morgan Griffiths, Lime Grove Charles b5 oebua Davies, Sheaf Inn; David Nicholls Evans, 13B, Picton place Edward Colby Evans, 3, Guildhall square James Perrins Carter, 4, Guildhall square Richard Lloyd, 3, Quay street; John Lloyd, 2, Dark gate and John Williams, 9, Lammas street, all of Carmarthen. Also nominated by Owen Nicholas, 2, Russel street, Llanelly, seconded by Henry Evans, 9, Craddook street, Llanelly. Assented to by Edward Harries, 32, Emma street John Jones, 69, Ann street; T Adams, 41, Mansel street; David Davies, 2, De la Beche street; William Hughes, 95, Ann street; Thomas Davies, 12, Myrtle terrace John Jones, New road, all of Llanelly; and Edward Lewis, Cillefwr, Carmarthen. Also nominated by Thomas Edward Brigstocke, 54, King street, Carmarthen, seconded by John Beynon Arthur, 42, Priory street, Carmarthen. Assented to by Benjamin Jones, 95, Priory street; William Arthur, 112, Priory street; David Williams, Royal Exchange, 9, St Peter's street; James Brigstocke, 25, King street; John Jones. 17, Elliston terrace William Thomas, 4, Tabernacle terrace John ;Davies, 53, King street: and William Joseph, 7, Queen:street, all of:C"rmarthen. Also proposed by William Ward, 15, Bay View terrace, Llanelly, seconded by John Thomas, 24, Rope- walk road, Llanelly. Assented to by Anthony Griffiths, 3, Bethania terrace; Richard Thomas, 8, Ropewalk road Owen Thomas, 10, Cornish place Thomas Thomas, 11, Cornish place William Evans, 4, Cornish place William Thomas, 1, Ropewalk road Thomas Wilson, 1 Machynis terrace emt WitUam James, 3, Campbell street, all of Llanelly. tHO nominated by Thomas Thomas, Wellfield, Car- -arthen, seconded by Thomas Benjamin Arthur, 39, Pnory street, Carmarthen. PRIZ nted to by Dudley Williams Drummond, Portis- 01, Ferryside '?°'es Davies, 109, Lammas street; Stephen Wllham Morgan, 2, Blue street; Thomas plwfr xESiV? road, formerly 1, Barnsneld terrace S??L' ?S"? ? T*?rd Nelson Hotel, Red street; S?l?? 3, Jubilee P? Walter Jenkins, 6, Guildhall square; Mr Frederick Jones, 16, Guild- hall square, all of Carmarthen Also nominated by Robert Margrave, 39, Thomas street, Kanelly, seconded by William Bowen, '16 Mina street, LIaneUy. Assented to by John Thomas, 3, Goring road Charles Mason Collins, 57, Stepney street George Austin, 16, Station road W E Morgan, 26, Waterloo street; R K Hand, 6, Stepney street; J B Morgan, 50, New road; T P Price, 2, John street; and J W Hughes, Park street, all of Lianelly. Also nominated by George Probert, 73, Brynmor road, Llanelly, seconded by William Rees, 17, Downing street. Llanelly* Assented to by Daniel w imams, Box House; William Christmas, Coldstream street Jeremiah Grim:'ilhaœ Andrew street Philip Lewis, 2, High street. j' 36, Daw 2, Goring road David Bowen, 7, Rhandir LIas'. John Anthony, 28, Catherine terrace and Hn Ir Michael, all of Llanelly. enry The other candidate was Evan Rowland Jones (L.), 89, St Ermin's Mansions, ￼ autbor and journalist. ?oSnaS'by David Rand™ New road, Llan- elly, seconded by Edward Sherlock, 43, Ralph terrace, LlanelIy. ?AsXted'to by David James, 14, Lloyd street; James T?«an« 22, Pemberton street; John Bowen, 111, Ann f..??a '2J2 Rowlands, 6, Mina street; David Williams, 34, Coldstream street; Henry Davies, 26, Stepney street Bernard R Rees, 1, Vaugban street and David Protheroe, 12, Sandy terrace, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by Charles Edward Morris, :4, Quay street, Carmarthen, seconded by Richard William Richards, 12, Picton terrace, Carmarthen. Assented toby Thomas Davies, Duffryn Davii Richard Tank, 15, St Peter's street John Thorna-, 43, Priory street; Thomas Daniel, IOD, Prhry street Leiø Davies, 3, Paroell terrace; William Rwhard Lewia Daviea, Guildhall square Thomas Davies, 49, Edwards, 2, King street; and Daniel Lewis, 58, King-street, all of Carmarthen. Also nominated by David Williams, 91, Priory street, Carmarthen, seconded by Morris Jones, 4, the Avenue, Carmarthen. Assented to by David Roberts, 2, Old Priory James Jones, 3, Old Priory John Thomas, 67, Priory street; John Rees, 43c, Priory street Lewis Thomas, 62, Priory street; William Evans, 15, Priory street David Edwards, Nelson terrace, Tanerdy and John Williams: 38, Priory street, all of Carmarthen. Also nominated by John Keliher, 13, Ann street, Llanelly, seconded by Mark Witty, Cilheol. Llanellv. Assented by to A Rowe, 4, Brynmor road Cornelias Sullivan, Union square James Collins, 99, Ann street; John O'Brien, 12, High street; John Kays, 19, Old Castle Road William Hays, 25, Oxen street John Sullivan, Oxen street; and Nicholas Keenan, 2, Island street, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by J A Jones, 3, Salamanca road, Llanelly, seconded by Thomas Hughes, 2, Richard street, Llanelly. Assented to by Benjamin Williams, 58, Wern road R C Jenkins, 2, Stepney street; John Williams, 17, Penyfon street; William Barraby, ;16, Tunnel road William Samuel Lewis, 35, Pemberton street; George Rogers, 33, Union Buildings Willian Lewis, Uniun Buildings and William Davies, 30, Prospect place, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by Thomas Jones, 5, Salamanca road, Llanelly, seconded by Henry Wilkins, New road, Llanelly. Assented to by William Daniel Evans, 13, Pemberton street David Lewis, 9, Island street; John Francis, 58, Dillwyn street Thomas Roberts, Woodbine Cot- tage, Swansea road Edward Williams, 72, Swansea road William Evans, 63, Swaneea road John Davies, 22, Columbia row and Edward Edwards, 50, Ann street, all of Lanelly.: Also proposed by Benjamin Humphreys, Adulam House, Clyn, Felinfoel, Llanelly, seconded by Richard Peregrine, 5, West End, Llanelly. Assented to by H Elvet Lewis, 18, New road; H J Howell, 6, Coleshill terrace D John, 44, Stepney street John Protheroe, 30, Pemberton street; W B Jones, 42, Thomas street; Thomas Chappell, London street, near Bathel Chapel Joseph Jenkins, 10, Robinson street and Richard Evans, 21, Railway terrace, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by T C Sames, Cornish place, Llan- elly, seconded by Evan Thomas, 11, Dafen row, Llanelly. Assented to by John James, Chapel street; David Thomas, 16, Campbell street; John Edwards, 1, Camp- bell street; Morgan Williams, 5, Dafen row Thomas Hughes, Ropewalk road Samuel Prosser, 12, Chapel street; John Edmunds, 24, Cornish place and John Davies, 1, Station terrace, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by Robert Stuart, Cowell street, Llanelly, seconded by D C Parry, Stepney street, Llanelly. Assented to by William Mydrim Jones, Victoria road; Joseph Mayberry, Penmount, Old road B M Humphreys, 8, Myrtle street; Henry Griffiths, 8, Lakefield place Evan Hopkins, 29, Pembrey road; Thomas Mainwaring, 30, Station road — Williams, 2, Amos street; and Thomas Griffiths, 50, Stepney street, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by John Clement, 8, Greenfield ter- race, Llanelly; seconded by Gwilym Evans, Pencastell, Greenfield Villas, Llanelly. Assented to by John Shannon, 2, William street; Charles Robert, 7, Cradock street; Benjamin Evans, 6, | Greenfield Villas; Thomas Phillips, 11, Mina street; Richard Guest, 3, Goring terrace; Oliver owme, 5, Richard street; William Jenkins, 47, Marble Hall road; and John Evans, 19, Iokerman street, all of Llanelly. Also nominated by David E Jones, 25, Picton terrace, Carmarthen seconded by Walter Jenkin Evans, Green Hill, Carmarthen. Assented to by Evan Ungoed Thomas, Tabernacle Villa; Daniel Cadvan Jones, 8, Waterloo-terraoe; David Jenkin Thomas, 28, Richmond terrace; Benjamin Frederick Richards, 20, Francis terrace; Andrew Fuller Mills, 4, Esplanade; Edward Davies, Ie, Priory street; George Phillips, 3, Hall street; and Daniel Collins Davies, 4, Hall street, all of Carmarthen. Also nominated by John Lewis, Whitemill, Johns- town seconded by Henry Howell, Trevaughan, Car- marthen. Assented to by James Phillips, 13, Picton place; William Williams, 128, Priory-street; Evan Jones, 107, Lammas street; Jonah Palmer Richards, 16, Lammas street; John Thomas Lewis, 120, Lammas street; James Jenkins, 30, Water street; and John Stephens, 41, Water street, all of Carmarthen.
WEST CARMARTHENSHIRE. Mr. W. J. Buckley's Candidature. On Thursday, the 11th inst, Mr W J Buckley, the Unionist candidate for West Carmarthenshire, addressed his constituents at the National Schoolroom, Newcastle- Emlyn. Mr C H Fitzwilliams, presided, and, besides a large attendance of the principal farmers, there were present a number of Tivyside landowners. Mr Buckley was very well received, and delivered a speech in Welsh. Captain Jones-Parry, Mr John Jones, the Hon Mr Campbell (Golden Grove), and Mr William Morris (Newcastle-Emlyn), also addressed the meeting. Mr Williams (Gelligatti) proposed, and Mr Thomas (county councillor, Llangeler) seconded a vote of thanks to the chairman. A very successful meeting was addressed by Mr Buckley at Cwmbach, Llanwinio, the previous night, Mr Thomas, Fronllan, in the chair. The candidate devoted his remarks to agricultural questions. Mr Thomas, Derllys, proposed the vote of confidence, being supported by Mr D Griffiths and the Rev D Howell. Mr Buckley held very successful meetings on Monday at Brechfa, Velingwm, and Llanegwad. On Monday night at the Schoolroom, Llanarthney, a very crowded meeting assembled to hear Mr W J Buckley and others. The candidate met with a grand reception, and answered very satisfactorily a few questions that were asked. Mr Buckley held a meeting at Login Schoolroom, parish of Llangunnor, on Tuesday morning. The room was filled, chiefly with farmers. On Monday Mr W J Buckley started the first of the series of addresses which he had advertised to give on that day, at the Board Schoolroom, Brechfa, which was filled with an enthusiastic and friendly audience. Colonel Gwynne Hughes, of Glancothy, was unani. mously voted to the chair, and opened the meeting with a most stirring speech, championing the Uaionist cause, and explaining at length what the Liberal programme was and the cost Home Rule would involve on us, fthe already over-taxed and heavily-burdened electors of Great Britain; and now was their time to act, and to give their support on the polling day to the Liberal Unionist candidate, Mr W J Buckley (cheers). In his concluding remarks, in moving a vote of thanks to Mr Buckley, the Chairman hoped that all friends of the farmers, and the great Unionist cause, would support their candidate by their votes next Friday, but that if on a careful and impartial consideration of the claims of the two candidates, and the causes they represented, they found themselves unable to do so, they would be none the worse friends in the future. Mr Buckley was received with quite an ovation of cheers, and spoke in Welsh on his already-issued address, dwelling principally on the present agricul- depression, and the means of remedying same. It was to be deplored that the late Liberal Government took no such measure, but, to the contrary, they sent out of this country no less than Z143,000 in foreign contracts for supplies which could have been provided by home markets (cries of "Shame"). If they returned him as their representative, be would endeavour to serve their interests by pressing forward a comprehensive programme of useful legislation, such as the extension of the present Agricultural Holdings Act, Reduction of Railway Rates, Construction of Light Railways, Government contracts to be placed with British firms, Leasehold Enfranchisement, and a scheme of Old Age Pensions. Mr Buckley was loudly cheered at the close of a very interesting speech. Mr Thomas, of Derllys Court, also spoke in the vernacular, gave an able speech in favour of Mr W J Buckley. —The secretary of the National Agricultural Union followed, explaining the aims and objects of the Union, and advisiug those to give their support to the Unionist cause. Colonel Gwynne Hughes proposed, and the Rev Herbert Hughes, B.A., seconded, a vote of confidence in Mr W J Buckley, and on :being put to the meeting was unanimously carried by a large majority.—A vote of thanks to the worthy chairman brought a most enthusi- astic meeting to a close. Mr Buckley was loudly cheered on this leaving this picturesque and romantio yillage. Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan's Candidature. I On Saturday last Mr J Lloyd Morgan, one of the candidates for the parliamentary seat for West Car- marthenshire, addressed a large number of his con- stituents at LKTitniB-street Schoolroom, Carmarthen. Amongxt ho>;e present were :-Mr H F Davies, Bremeodll; M r Harris, Ffrwd Mr Evans, Ferry Farm; Mr Davies, Clyngwyn Mr Davies, Danygraig; Mt HarrioB, Llandilo-Abercowin Mr Johns, Paro- eithin; Mr Davies, Rhydyrhaw; Mr Protheroe, lycanol; Mr J Thomas, Talog; Mr J Lloyd, Peny- ank; Mr Davies, Plas, Bankyfelin Mr D Davies, Mydrm; Mr D Walters, Bankyfelin Mr Evans, DolwllyOl; and a large number of his supporters. Mr Palmer, auctioneer, Brynhank, wa. unanimously voted to the chair, and after delivering an address called upon Mr Davies, Bremenda, to propose a vote of confidence, which incloded a pledle of support, to the Liberal candidate. In doing so Mr Davies delivered a atirrin g speech, l which was well received. Tae vote was seconded by Mr Johns, Parceithin, and carrie,t maniooasly. Mr J Lloyd Morgan, in acknowledging the vote, was eutbusiistioally received. After dealing with questions of general interest he said he wanted every person who had a vote to believe that the result of the election depended upon his individual eff )rt -(cheers) -as a good many people were saying that hit (the speaker's) seat was qaite safe. This was, if anything, an element of danger. A certain 'writer bad stated that the Liberals were an army of laboarers, artizaus, and shop- keepers. Well, give him (the speaker) that army and he would win the day (cheers). It was all very well for people to sneer at the working classes, &a., bat he asked who were the artizuns? Why, they were the people who by their thrift and industry rose to the respectable positions they occupied in the world. Then, again, tbe shopkeepers were the backbone of the retail trade in Eagland (cbeers). Ooe of Mr Buckley's supporters had stated that when that gentleman attended fairs in the county the prices went up tre- mendously (loud laughter). It would bean advantage- ous step if Mr Backley were kapt amongst his con- stituents, and taken round to all the fairs so that they would always get good prioes (laughter). It had been said that there were too many lawyers in the House of Commons, but there were too many landlords there (cheers). He asked them who they would have as a representative of agriculture. (A Voice, Not a landlord and cheers). A vote of thacks to Mr J Lloyd Morgan, proposed by Mr Davies, Close, Mydrim, seconde4 by Mr Davies, Rhydyrhaw, was unanimously passed. A vote of thanks was also accorded to the chairman, who, in replyiog, orlled the eleotora to place a cross opposite Mr Lloyd Morgan's name, as, he Slid, Mr Buckley had plenty of them on his casks (load laughter and cheers). Meeting at Kidwelly. I At Kidwelly, on Saturday night, Mr Lloyd Morgan was met at the station by a brass band and a large and entbusiastio gathering of his supporters, who esoorted him to the Town-hall, which was speedily filled. The Riv W C Jenkins presided. Tbe vote of confidence and the pleige to seoure a magoificent majority for Mr Morgan were carried with- out diment, on the motion of Mr 3mart, the supporters inclading Mr W Williams, the ex.M.P., of Morriston. The Rev Elvet Lewis and Mr Rowland Browne, solicitor, Carmarthen, also addressed the meeting. Meeting at Alltywalis. d I Un Monday evening a large and enthusiastic meeting was held at the above place, in support of the candida- ture of Mr J Lloyd Morgan. Mr D L Jones, J.P., Derlwyn, was unanimously voted to the chair, and stirring addresses were delivered by the Chairman Mr T Barrett, Cross Vale; Mr B Rees, Factory; Mr John James, Nantybonoath; Mr Roberts, C.M., Derlwyn Villa; Mr W J Wallis-Jones, Penoader Mr Daniel Stephens, Dolau; and others. Resolutions were enthusiastically passed, thanking Mr Morgan for past servictB, and pledging all present to use every legitimate means towards again returning Mr Morgan to Parlia- ment on Friday with an overwhelming majority. The Nominations. I West Carmarthenshire nominations took place on Saturday. The following were nominated: John Lloyd Morgan (L.), barrister. at-law, 58, King street, Carmarthen. Proposed by Richard Macaulay Thomas, 21, Picton terrace, Carmarthen; seconded by Walter Jenkin Evans, Green Hill, Carmarthen. William Joseph Buckley (L.U.), Penyfai, esquire. Proposed by John Henry Thomas, Deny; seconded by David Thomas, Gwastoduchaf.
EAST CARMARTHENSHIRE. I On Thursday evening, 11th inst., at Llandovery, Mr Ernald Richardson, of Glanbrydan Park, the Unionist candidate for East Carmarthenshire, spoke to a very large and enthusiastic audience of the electors around thia district, and received a most hearty reception. The duties of chairman were ably performed by Mr W P Jeffreys, of Cynghordy Hall, who suitably introduced the candidate. Mr Richardson's rising was the signal for load cheering. It would be for them to decide in a few days which candidate they would send to represent them at Westminister. He was there that evening to defend the eatse of the Conservative and Unionist Party agaiastthe Radical Party, and he would express to them ia a few words his prinoipal reason for supporting the policy of the Conservatives. He thought the late Government had wasted a great deal of time in debates on the Some Rule Qaestion and other useless measures. He would ask anyone present what penny the better would Home Rule for Ireland make them if passed into law P to would say nothing at all." He considered that tba interest of the working classes, the trade classes, and industrial classes, together with all state of paupere, should be looked to and have something done tow,pras toeir support keneers). lie thought there was i eoougb disorder amongst the NatianaliaU at the present day, and they had even sunk so low as to sell some places. He considered the Agricultural Question one of the most important and vital matters for East Car- narthenshire. He referred to how indifferent were the late Government to this question. He considered the present depressed condition in agriculture coa!d, to a considerable extent, be improved by legislation. Were the Radicals doing anything to alleviate this depres- lion P It was only early in this yd6r that Sir William Haroourt's attention was called to'the low prices of things, and in reply remarked that he was glad the prioes were lower, and hoped they would come still lower (11 Shame "). Did that show that they were considering the interests of the agricultural class ? He strongly supported home industries, and he considered that all foreign prodaoe should be stamped with the place of its origin, as it was now very often sold as British produce. He referred to the great amount of money spent by the late Government in contracts with foreigners. He would draw their attention to the years 1880 to 1885, when the Radical Government was in power, and daring that time a sum of £ 126,000 was paid in contracts for goods, many of which could easily have been done at home. Again, in 1886, when the Conservatives were in power, this sum was reduced to E56,000, and again in 1892 further reduced to L39,000 (cneers). in 1893, when the mdicals were again in power, the sum again increased from 939,000 to £ 60,000. He assured them that he for one would always support home industry, and would always give his hearty support to any measure framed in the interests of the farmers and labouring classes. The UuioQists intended to bring in an old-age pension scheme, which enabled a man at the age of sixty years to have a sum of 5s a week allowed him during his life. Mr Richardson also dealt in an able manner on other measures broaght forward by the late Government, and the reforms intended to be done by the Unionist Govern- ment should they get into power. He had hoped that no personal attacks would be made during this election. It pained him very each that day to be informed that some person had spread about the town that his father had dismissed some of his tenants because they would not pigo the petition against the Disestablishment and Disenitowment Bill. He, with the permission of his father, emphatically denied snch an accusation, and hoped they would all diaoredit such a false rumour. He concluded by asking them all for their support, and if returned to Westminster, he would repay them by attending every discussion when the House of Commons sat, and looking after their interests, and when the House was not. sitting, be would be at home amongst his constituents, and near them for any assistance they required. He did not think Mr Abel Thomas would sacrifice so muoh. They had to judge between two equal persons, and he would leave the question to their own discretion and judgment (load and prolonged cheer- ing). Mr J Crowe Riohardeon (father of the Unionist candidate) said he was not going to make a speech, bat simply contradict the rnmoor that be had served a tenant with a notioe because he would not sign a petition against tbe Diae?tabtiahment Bill. He would f.?rlthet 18Y that .iace he had come into the property be bad never served one of his tenants with a notice (oheers). Mr Aaron Ashton, a railway-man, said that the person had been misinformed oa the matter, and was very sorry for it. Mr Tobias Morgan, another railway-man, said that they Teere misinformed on the point. A person from there had said that a man in Mr Richardson's employ had been dismissed at the time when the petition against the Disestablishment Bill was going round. He himself was brought ap near Glanbrydan, and told the parties there that he did not believe the rumour. Mr Richardson was a splendid landlord, aad respected by all around there. As a proof of their generosity, he would remark tbatjMrs Richardson had sent his brother, who Was unwell, to Porthcawl for three weeks, and paying all expenses (loud cbeers). Mr Richardson returned thanks for the explanation. Mr Morgans, Llwyn, spoke in the vernaoular, urging them all to support the Unionist oause. Mr Jones, Penrhock, also spoke in favour of Mr Riohatdson's candidature. He considered the Con- servatives had done more for educational facilities than their opponents. Mr W J Nicholas, solicitor, Llandilo, the election agent for Mr Richardson, made a most eloquent speech, dealing on the different merits of each candidate. He considered the present contest more important than any election that had taken place in this district for the last twenty or thirty years. He trusted they would all support the Conservative candidate, who was a gentleman residing in the ooanty, and an independent gentleman, who would have more time in looking after their interests. The Chairman then invited qaestions, but none were forthcoming, Mr George Barrett proposed a vote of confidence in Mr Richardson, whioh Mr Handley, a railway-man, seconded. Mr T Jones, Llanfair Grange, in supporting the vote, said that be considered the present oontest more f important than any election that had taken place sinoe I 1S32. They had two candidates, k nd It was their duty I to return the best and most suitable 9presentative. He would divide them into two beadi&W- -the social and r political aspects. He wjuld take IN social aspect first. Mr Abel Thomas, they all kn" ZZ able counsel, and be (tbe speaker) had seeketf bis opinion on il questions of law, which be valued very osseh. Bat did Mr Thomas spend a single sixpence in this omaty,, only at assise time í Bat at that time be takes away great fees with him, for work well-earned, he would admit. Were they going to Fteh?aard in Pembrokeshire to get a man to represent tbem in Parliament for the Butera j Division of Carmarthen ? If Mr Abel Thomas was present, he would like to have aeked him what good he had done to the county. Were there not sufficient I gentlemen in this County able to represent tbem I without having to go to the furthest end of Pembroke- shire to get one ? He remembered a statement from Lord Brougham to the effect that the farther he went to the West, the more confidence be had in the wise men from the Eist (laughter). Mr Richardson, on the other hand, lived within nine miles from that room. He subscribes to everything that benefits the neighbourhood, and carries out to perfection the words of the old English song, Tbu' be plenteonsly enter- taineth the rich, he never forgets the poor (cheers). A good many people complain, why don't the aristocracy spend their money in the county in which they rsaide ? Well, Mr Richardson (the candidate's father) for one does so, and no doubt when the son will be called upon to manage the estate, he will also follow his noble father's footsteps. What had the Radicals done lately ? They had introduced and carried a Bill by which, if a man dies leaving an estate, his relatives have to pay interest upon the estate from the day of his death, and even before the map was cold in his coffin. Mr Abel Thomas voted for that. Another thing these Liberals did against the farmers and working classes was to take the duty off whiskey and put it on beer. It was a bribe to the Irish (laughter). Are you going to send a man who supports Home Rule? Surely not, as it would be the ruination of the country. In years gone by the voters in Carmarthenshire rallied round the Con- servative flagljand bore'it triumphant in every contest, and he trusted that they would do iton this occasion, and once more oarry it to victory in this great fight (cheers). The Chairman then put the vote to the meeting, and it was unanimously carried amidst acclamation. The Candidate returned thanks in a neat little speech. Mr Bishop then proposed a vote of thanks to tbe chairman, and Mr Jeffreys having replied, this most enthusiastic and orderly meeting terminated.
NORTH PEMBROKESHIRE. I Mr Rees Davies's meetings have been very numerously attended, a proof that the electors appreciate his services in the past, and mean to support him with their votes and interest in the forthcoming contest. Elim Chapel, Eglwyewrw, was crowded to excess on Friday morning last, when Mr Rees Davies, Mr Wynford Philippe, and a number of local gentlemen addressed an exceedingly enthusiastic gathering, and a vote of confidence was unanimously passed. The chair was occupied by Mr William Evam, Palle. Meeting at Crymmych Arms. 1 On the journey from Eglwyswrw to Crymmyoh Arms Mr Reee Davies received ovations from large groups of persons at points where it was known he would pass. Antioch Chapel was crowded. The chair was taken by Mr E H James, J.P., Pontygafel. The speakers were Mr W Rees, Mr Wynford Philipps, Mr Thomas Bowen (Cefnda), Mr Jonathan George (Ffynonooranan), and others. Meeting at Cilgerran. On Friday evening Mr Davies visited Cilgerran to address the electors. The inhabitants met him at Rhoshill, a distance of one-and-a-half miles from ithe place, nnhorsed the conveyanoe, and drew bim tri- umphantly into the town. A meeting was held in the open air. The chairman was the Rev John Griffiths, Calvinistic Methodist minister. After Mr Bees Davies bad addressed the meeting, he was followed by Mr Wynford Philipps, Rev H Jones (Blaenywaun), Mr Jonathan George (Ffynoncoranau), Mr D Richards, and others. A vote of confidence in the Radical candidate was unanimously passed. Meeting at Bridge End, Cardigan. un baturday afternoon the Liberal candidate, addressed a large meeting of constituents in the open air at Bridge End, Cardigan. A hearty vote of thanks for past service and of confidence in him was pissed. Able speeches by the Rev John Griffiths and Mr Benjamin Rees, J.P., Granant, were delivered. Mr. Saunders-Davies's Candidature. On Friday evening a large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Parochial Schoolroom of St Ishmael's, to promote the candidature of Mr Saundere-Davies. Mr H Warren Davis presided.—A vote of confidence in Mr Davies, proposed by Mr Howell Walters, and seconded by Mr Roberts (Rippeston), was carried, there being only two or three dissentients.
PEMBROKE BOROUGHS. General Laurie at Tenby. General Laurie addressed a large gathering of the electors of Tenby in the Royal Gate House Assembly- rooms on Monday evening. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed. The chair was taken by Mr Edward Laws, J. P. General Laurie, in the course of his speech, said the late Government bad attacked every interest, with the result that the first day's polling in the country had left them broken and disordered (cheers). Mr Rees Davies had tried to make capital out of what he chose to call the combination of Conservatives and Unionists. Was there anything very remarkable in that? Would not the members of the new Government compare favourably with the old ? He was in favour of sup- porting the voluntary schools for this reason-they were more economical than the board schools, and they dispensed as good education (cheers). In conclusion, he asked the electors to send him to Parliament and help the band of workers to bring prosperity to Pembroke Dock by increasing the work in the Dockyard, for that would mean prosperity to Tenby. The usual votes of confidence in Lord Salisbury and the leaders of the party were passed, and also in General Laurie. Nominations. The nominations for the oounty of Pembroke took place at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday. The following gentlemen were proposed and seconded: Arthur Picton Saunders Davies (C.), proposed by Sir Owen Scouifield, Bart., and seconded by Colonel Saurin. W Rees Davies (L.), proposed by Mr Seymour Allen, Crescelly, and seconded by Mr Robert Ward, Sodston, Narberth. The Baron de Rutzen, High Sheriff for the county, acted in the capacity of retnrninor officer. On Monday Mr Saunders-Davies, the Unionist candidate for Pembrokeshire,sheld a meeting at Angle, at four p.m., and at Warren at 7.30 p.m. On Tuesday, Mr Davies visited Slebech, and held a meeting at Crondale in the evening. On Wednesday he held a meeting at St Dogmell's in the evening.
CARDIGANSHIRE. With regard to the contest ic Cardiganshire, the sheriff, Mr D Jones Lloyd, Gilfaohwen, and the under- sheriff, Mr David Lloyd, solicitor, Lampeter, attended at the Town Hall, Aberayron, to receive nomii .n. and objections on Saturday. Both Mr Vaaghan Davies and Mr Harford were duly nominated some time before 3 o'clock, the sheriff having accepted the nominations. The officials and the representatives of both parties left the hall. Mr Vangbao Davies left the town, but his legal adviser and agent remained in town. After 4 o'clock the sheriff sent an intimation to Mr Vaoghan Doviet's agent that, inasmuch as Mr Vaughan Davies bad gireu no indemoity for the cost, he would have to adjudge that Mr Vaughan Davies had withdrawn from the contest, and that Mr Harford bad, therefore, been eleoted. Mr Vaughan Davies'jagent thereupon offered the indemnity, but it was deemed to be then tco late. The aberiff left Aberayron late on Satarday night for Lampeter without giving his final judgment, and saying he would issue his decision on Monday. However, on that day Mr Harford had withdrawn his objection, and the election will go on as usual. A telegram to this effeot wu sent to Mr J Lloyd, butcher, Carmarthen.
FROM THE WREN'S NEST. The chairman of the Narberth District Counoil gave some strange "ruling" with reference to II rights.of- way." He seemed to 18Y down that the Parish Council should abew that rates had been spent on it. Are there no rights-of-way" only where rates have been @pent ? Look how such ruling would affect St losell's Parish. Moreton road, Sardis road, the higher Stammer's road, and even the road to the public school, would be closed. Not a farthing of rates baa been spent on these six miles of roads. Not long since, the Parish Council applied to the Highway Board to repair the road approaching the public school of Siunderefoot, and were refused. They were told to apply to the School Board. Because they refosed- Would the chairman of the Narberth District Council say there was a doubt as to a rigbt-of-way "? The spending of rates on a road would make it & parish road, but there are thousands and thousands of Is rights- of- way which are not parish roada. I The Highway Board advised the Parish Council to apply to the School Board to repair a public road. Do not some of these public bodies need to pray for more light?" Can a School Board spend its money on roads P What would the auditor say ? The Highway Board could as legally spend money on education as the I School Board use the rates for road making. t. s!i'len' £ 9re88eIly»baB kindly op.Md hi. <MM? t 0 Sunday schools fOt lheir annual outing#. Hope chOOll will not 0*™ him to reP«nt and ol(»e tW. of the scholars of Begboolo J," tyH^fu i, r°6 j £ 8n°b?■ of ttm *7 o1i.b. ? ?30 -ooke. to by Mrs John, were nM<?SS in their replies; and were further informed they. not children. See to it that our Sunday schools do net get a name for bad manners. Lawrenny grounds used to be open to the public, W are now closed. Simply and solely for rudebehavioar on the part of those who should have khown better- It will be a thousand pities if two or three should be the oause of taking away 10 rich a treat. S-ery comfort and convenience are provided by Mr and Mrs John: a spacious building in which to take tea, water ready for 08e» all the servants of the hMae- bold tbe essence of kindness. We hope these girls will get good husbands. Sorry to say I am "mated," or, I think, would be seen at Cresselly, at least, onoe » week until I had won a prize. The following story was related to me Driving oa a hot, sultry day from Carew to CresBelly, I war accosted by a young man, who asked me for a i lift: I had never been over the road before,jand depended 08 him for guidance. From Carew, for Cresselly, he broaght me near Jeffieston; I was afterwards infoimsd three miles oat of my way." The secret of it was: he lived at Jeffreston. Evidently, this young fellow believes in Number One. He is of the same surnams as the Squire of Cresselly; tbongh, I need not add that is the only link between them. A very successful concert was held at Saundonfoot last Thursday, on behalf of the water works of thie village. It was well patronised, and a good sua realised. The last two summers should teach our public authorities the necessity for doing their level best to provide the people with water. It is of no U8 saying, "Landlords should supply their tonantil" Many of them have no conoern beyond their ow. wants. £ East Williamston Parish Council declined to joia. with St Issell s Parish Council to utilise a well," which, if looked to, as it should be, would provide water for a large district. They decline on the tecbnicality-the well is not in their parish. It is oa the borders of it, and as many of its parishioners would be benefited as from the other parish. The conse- quence is: a good job will not be done. Oar Parish Councils are composed of very wise men, at least. ia their own eyes. Saundersfoot is looking ap. The Pioton Estate is making a new road from St Bride's down to tbe ooast. skirting the woods, and meeting the tarnpike road by the Powder Magazine. Noted as the distriot in for its charming walks, this, when completed, will be one of the most beautiful. Mr Jenkins, of Treberth, is the contractor, and is proceeding most vigorously with Foar new houses are already bailt alongside of it, and eight more are about starting. Eight new seats have been placed heie and there on the Square, in fell view of the Bay, commanding a grand prospect. The villagers are much indebted to those who thought el and aet to work to bring it about. We are told that the "subscription list" for tile seats is a very interesting study, especially one aeaa given. Many think the providing of these seats is a greater work than all the Parish Council has done tot be last six months. The committee have acted most business like. The seats are no sooner placed in their positions than a fall and clear statement is given. Such oondiot inspine confidence. We would we could say the same with reference to the Ridgeway Road Fund. We believe it is nearly tea years since this work was begun, and nearly 930 col- lected. The work is still not finished, and no audited statement has been given. In public matters one cannot be too expeditious Md open. We are told jBIl is still in hand, and not a day's work has been done on the road the last twelve months. A man has a perfect right to do with bis own money as be chooses, but when be holds public money a com- mittee should spead it, and give an audited acoount as quickly as possible. w The Saundersfoot Seats Committee are a worthy pattern. < < Two thousand excursionists came to Tenby ea Wednesday last. As one of the exoursion trains was rushing past Saundersfoot Station, a young man jumped out, and, but for one who pushed him forward, ant have fallen backwards under the train. Way will persona be so foolish m to endanger their lives?
THE HARFAT POST-BAG. Before these lines are in print, the reealt of tk e Boroughs election will have been made known. It ia impossible to say at the time of writing which candi- date will be successful. The Liberal party in the boroughs are sure of Mr Allen being re-elected, and the Conservatives are eqaally confident of General Laurie being able to wrestthe seat from the Radicals. Mr Allen's meeting in the Market-hall, on Tuesday week, was ably addressed by several gentlemen, prom- inent among whom was the Rev 0 ,D Campbell, whose utterances have since given rise to many conversational discussions, and were even referred to by General Laurie at his meeting in the Masonic-hall on Wednes- day week. The Rev Mr Campbell is a gentleman who delivers himself of bis views in a fearless manner, bora of deep convictioo. I have heard it said, he puts forth the tenets of his denomination in a way which cannot offend those of other denominations. He urges no one to adopt them withoat thinking and reasoning for himself. He holds to them tenaciously, but be does not obtrude them unwillingly upon any one. Then he is, too, an effeotive platform orator, one day speaklng br the side of the advocates .of total abstinence, another time championing the cause of the persecuted Armen- ian Christians, and at the proper time he may be beard on the political platform addressing the electors in support of that party with which he has closely identified himself. At the meeting referred to, Mr Campbell is reported to have spoken to the effect that a Liberal tradesman who had promised to vote for the Conservative candidate would be doing what was right if he considered each a promise a bad one, and decided not to fulfil it. With this view a good many people have declared they differ. I leave the matter for the con- tentious to wrangle over. The better course, perhaps, is to sing, with the negro minstrel, Wot's the odds as long as yer 'appy, aa7 merry, an' free, an' gay." Elections, nnfortunaiely, serve only to accentuate and perpetuate our differetiou. One party has just been charging the other with practising bribery and corruption, and the other has replied by flinging at the awkward taunt contained ia the term corking, which I am told is a slang term for a species of bribery formerly praotised, in whioh corks, as tokens of value, were made to niav a very important part. It is to be hoped that the time i. M< oorka, pawr? hen all such attempted eyuion. of the law against corropt pr.cMoea wmcot be winked at er tolerated by the respectable members of either Party- At least two good things were said at the Conaerva- uve meeting here on Wednesday week. Sir Charles Philipps said that the cordite cartridges had blown hi the door of the Roseberian fortress." Mr B T P Williams, in one of his humorous speeches, said that the Market-hall, which always had a reputation of being draughty, must have been dreadfully so on the night of the meeting of hr Allen's supporters, when such fierce storms of ministerial eloquenos awept the room from end to end." Mr Marley Sampson, theBame night, took the majority of his hearers at the Masonic-hall by surprise, by the excellent, but abort address, which he delivered in aa exceptionally able manner. Mr Marley Sampson, who is a risinl yoang barrister, is the son of Mr Lona Sampson, of Scotchwells. He is evidently destined to shine as a public speaker. We shall hear of him again, As people wended their way through High-street to and from church and chapel on Sunday last, they were Burprised to observe on the windows of the Liberal Committee-rooms, the announcement "Bankrupt Stock." This somewhat Btsrtling announcement w. evidently the work of a practical joker, the "ttock" referred to being the Liberal cartoons and addresssa displayed in the windows. It is with very great regret that I have to ohroniele the sudden death of Mr Jahn Rogers, of Perrott'a- terrace, who acted for many years as collector of the Corporation tolle. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. The remains were interred in the St Blartin's Cemetery, the service being performed by the Ray C M Phelps. On Sunday morning Dr Colborne, who is occupying the pulpit at the Tabernacle Chapal, daring the absence of the Rev F N Colborne, referred at length in his 1\ sermon to the great national crisis which was at band, and to their duty as citizens, which all members of Christian churches would be called upon to perform during the week. In the chnrcbes, too, a special prayer was read for guidance in the matter of choosing fit and proper persons to represent the nation in Parliament. t HAB&fagkb^