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SENSATIONAL INCIDENT AT DINAS…

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SENSATIONAL INCIDENT AT DINAS POWIS. A SUB-AGENT REFUSED ADMISSION TO THE POLLING BOOTH. EXTKAORDINARY PROCEED- INGS. We are informed that a most extraordinary scene occurred on Friday last at Dinas Powis in course of the polling. It seema that the name3 of two electors had been wrongly entered on the register of voters, and the presiding officer refused to allow the two electors to vote. Mr. Llewellyn Davies, the Liberal sub-agent, on being informed of this tried to enter the polling booth to explain matters to the presiding officer, but was at first refused admission by the police-constable stationed at the door. Mr. Davies, however, was not to be denied, and after sho wing to the constable his credentials was allowed to enter. Mr. Davies thereupon went up to the presiding officer and told him that the two men who had appeared were the men whose names were supposed to be entered on the register of voters. He further protested against their being disallowed to vote, and pointed out that the presiding officer had no right to refuse to allow them that the presiding officer was not supposed to identify the voters, and that all who voted did so at their own risk, if they personated another. The presiding officer, however, inter- rupted Mr. Davies, and said that he could* not hear him. Mr. Davies said that he had a perfect right to protest, and that he had submitted his papers to the presiding officer in the morning. This could not be denied, but the Presiding Officer declared that Mr. Davies' name was not down on the li°t of personating agents. "Certainly not," replied Mr. Davies, for I am the sub-agent for the division, and was sworn by General Lee some days ago." I cannot hear you your name is not on my list," replied the Presiding Officer, and, having called a policeman, Mr. Davies was forcibly ejected, pro- testing vigorously all the while. We have not ascertained if the two men in ques- tion were eventuallly allowed to vote, but we have reason to believe that they were not. Great dissatisfaction has, however, been caused by the incident, for though Mr. Davies- who had been duly sworn in by General Lee—was not allowed to be heard, another gentleman, who had not been so sworn, was allowed to enter un- challenged by the constable, and to speak to the presiding officer.

GENERAL ELECTION. .

BA^Y DISTRICT NEWS.

BRIDGEND DISTRICT NEWS.

" PONTYPRIDD DISTRICTI NEWS.

BARRY DOCK POLICE COURT.

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